Manufacturing and Energy

GE Vernova’s Hydro Power commissions four 175 MW units for Nigeria’s second largest hydropower plant in Zungeru

The 4 (four) 175 MW Francis hydropower turbines and generators at the Zungeru project in Nigeria have been finished and are now operational, according to GE Vernova’s ( Hydro Power business.

The 700 MW Zungeru project, the second-largest hydropower facility in Nigeria and situated on the Kadina River in Niger State, is planned to provide 10% of Nigeria’s total domestic electricity needs with clean, dependable energy. The location will support irrigation for the area and assist with flood control.

China National Electrical Equipment Corporation (CNEEC), an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company, chose GE Vernova to design, supply, oversee construction, and commission the four hydropower units.

“Nigeria is blessed with large rivers and natural falls that create opportunities for hydropower development,” said Brian Selby, Hydropower Asia Leader at GE Vernova. We are pleased to assist Nigeria’s government in utilizing the nation’s water resources to fulfill the country’s rising demand for efficient, dependable, and sustainable power as it continues to work to increase generation capacity. This initiative will significantly alter the nation’s energy landscape.

Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) of China provided investment backing for the Zungeru project, and we are happy to see it take shape.

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) estimates that Nigeria’s total usable hydropower potential is greater than 14 GW, and that hydropower is still necessary to hasten the energy transition. Since the 1950s, GE Vernova has worked with energy stakeholders to implement cutting-edge technologies that are specifically suited to meet the demands of the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Since approximately 50 years ago, GE Vernova has provided services across the whole energy ecosystem, from generation to transmission and distribution.

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