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Abuja Feeding Scheme Project, Nigeria [free access]

April 30, 2019

Developer: Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)


Project details and status: The project aims to reinforce transmission capacity for reliable electricity supply around Abuja.


The project includes the construction of five transmission substations (two 330 kV and three 132 kV), which will add 624 MW of wheeling capacity, and supply electricity to residents and businesses in and around Abuja.


TCN has received a credit of USD170 million from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to finance the project. This is the first time that an international donor agency is financing a greenfield project in Nigeria.


In April 2019, TCN began the execution of the project, which is expected to be completed within 24 months.


TCN has awarded contracts to China’s Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Company Limited (TBEA) and Serbia’s Energoprojekt for the construction of 330 kV transmission lines connecting Lafia to New Apo, then to the 132/33 kV Old Apo substation, and further to new substations at Lubge and Kuje in Abuja.


Also, the US-based General Electric’s (GE) Grid Solutions has been selected to construct two 330 kV substations in New Apo and Lugbe, equipped with 600 MVA transformers. Further, China’s Sieyuan will construct three 132 kV substations in Lokogoma, Kuje and the Dawaki (Gwarimpa) area of Abuja.