ANDRITZ to Modernize Second Generating Unit at the Jebba Hydropower Plant in Nigeria

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited for the modernization of another generating unit at the Jebba hydroelectric power plant on the Niger River.
ANDRITZ to Modernize Second Generating Unit at the Jebba Hydropower Plant in Nigeria

ANDRITZ modernizes second generating unit at the Jebba hydropower plant in Nigeria. (Image source: ANDRITZ AG)

This contract follows an order received in January 2021 to modernize the first unit 2G6. Commissioning has been scheduled for beginning of 2024.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply and services comprises the entire electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipment for unit 2G5, including a 96.4 MW turbine, a 103 MVA generator and accessory equipment, as well as the intake gate.

Originally commissioned in 1985, the Jebba hydroelectric power plant is located in the North Central zone of Nigeria, about 100 km downstream of the Kainji Hydroelectric Power Plant. It is equipped with six 96.4 MW turbines and has a total generating capacity of 578.4 MW.

The objectives of the general rehabilitation program are to extend the equipment service life for the next 40 years, improve reliability, and ensure compliance of the frequency and voltage control with the national grid code. The new equipment will repower the plant, boost the energy production of Nigeria, and provide much-needed energy to the people of the country.

Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited is a privately owned power generating company in Nigeria incorporated in 2011 and licensed to operate the Kainji and Jebba Hydroelectric Power Plants through a concession agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

ANDRITZ has been active in the African hydropower market for more than 100 years and is fully committed to support the continent on its way to a sustainable and clean energy future.


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