Total Nigeria, the exploration and production company, disclosed it will later this month commence delivery of gas, through its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) to Alaoji power plant, to improve electricity supply in Nigeria.
Managing Director, Nicolas Terraz, has disclosed the breakthrough during a meeting with some parliamentarians in Lagos.
He said the delivery of gas to Alaoji, in Aba (Abia State) was among Total’s huge bouquet of projects that are aimed at contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.
Terraz disclosed in the past five years, Total had invested $5 billion in Nigeria, despite the challenging business environment tied to the fall in oil prices.
He said the company had made significant progress on its major projects such as the OML 58 Upgrade, Ofon Phase 2 and Egina, which he said were contributing substantially to the development of local content.
The 504 megawatt combined cycle Alaoji Gas Power Station, inaugurated in March 2015, is set to significantly improve power supply around Aba, the industrial hub of the south east of Nigeria and add a new scene to industrialisation, manufacturing, small and medium scale enterprises while creating employment opportunities.
Deputy Managing Director Deep Water District, Ahmadu-Kida Musa, also expressed the company’s commitment to the development of local content and the overall development of the country.