International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Mainstream Energy Solutions for the modernization of one generation unit at Jebba hydroelectric power plant on the Niger River.
Mainstream Energy Solutions 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. The contract has a value of more than 30 million euros, and commissioning is planned for end of 2023/ beginning of 2024.
The Jebba Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Niger State, north-central part of Nigeria and was commissioned in 1985. It is situated 100 km downstream of the Kainji Hydroelectric Power Plant and equipped with six fixed blade propeller type turbines with a generating capacity of 96.4 MW each, resulting in a total installed capacity of 578.4 MW. Five of the units are available for generation while the sixth is out of operation due to a major fire incidence which occurred in April 2009. The new equipment will repower the plant, boost the energy production of Nigeria and provide much needed energy to the people of the country.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply and services comprises the entire electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipment for unit 2G6 including a 96.4 MW turbine, a 103 MVA generator, transformer, outdoor switchyard and accessory equipment, as well as the intake gate.
The objectives of the general rehabilitation program are an extension of equipment service life for the next 40 years, improving the reliability, and ensuring compliance of the frequency and voltage regulation with the national grid code. 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.