Power: Contractor’s Indifference May Cost Nigeria 2605MW

Plans by the Federal Government to increase power supply to the national grid by an adding 2605 megawatts of electricity by the year end, appear to be in jeopardy, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY Tuesday in Abuja, learnt that a consistent ‘indifferent attitude’ put up by the Engineering, Procurement and Contracting (EPC) contractor handling the Afam/Ikot Ekpene 330kV transmission lines and associated substations in Akwa Ibom State may become ‘Achilles heel’ to Federal Government’s plan to have a quantum leap in power supply.

The EPC contractor, Messrs Paymabargh and Cartlark Nigeria Limited was contracted by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) to undertake Lot 4 which comprises 330KV switching station at Ikot-Ekpene.



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