The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has signed contract with Grid Solution and Seioyun-sac of China for the Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation and commissioning of a 2No 330/132/33kV substations at New Apo and West Main, Lugbe as well as 3No. 132/33kV substations in Lokogoma, Kuje and Gwarimpa, all in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to kick start the “Abuja Feeding Scheme” project, targeted at increasing the quality and availability of power supply in Abuja.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, congratulated the two companies for emerging as the best among the companies that bided for the contracts, and reiterated the economic impact of the project to the people of Abuja.
According to him, TCN will not entertain any time extension and price variation, and urged them to work on delivering the project as stipulated in the contract.
In his remark, Managing Director of Grid Solutions Mr. Lazarus Angbazo and Representative of Seiyoun, expressed gratitude to TCN for conducting what he described as one of the very best open and competitive tendering process which he had ever witnessed carried out with speed and a sense of urgency. He promised to equally execute the projects with precision to ensure timely delivery of quality projects.
The project manager, Mrs. Okemini, explained that the new 150MVA, 330/132/33kV substation in New Apo, which was awarded to Grid Solutions, will be the “mother substation” for the third source of power supply coming into Abuja through Lafia from Makurdi-Jos line. While the construction of a new 60MVA 132/33kV substation at Kuje, Lokogoma, and Gwarimpa, awarded to Seioyun-sac of China, will deliver power to the load centers for distribution to end-users by AEDC.