Wärtsilä Announces New 132MW Gas-Fuelled Engines Optimized Maintenance Contract In Nigeria—-The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term Optimised Maintenance agreement covering power plants in three locations owned by Paras Energy, a 100 percent privately-owned Nigerian energy provider.
The aim of the agreement is to ensure the plants’ continued high levels of availability, reliability and efficiency, while providing important cost predictability for future budgeting purposes. The agreement was signed with Wärtsilä in the first quarter of 2021.
The plants covered by the five-year agreement are operated with Wärtsilä 34SG gas-fuelled engines producing a combined total output of approximately 132 MW. Based on an average connected capacity of some 6,5 kW for each Nigerian home, this will represent the annual consumption equivalent of close to 20,300 domestic households.
“We have worked successfully with Wärtsilä for twelve years, during which time we have developed a strong spirit of mutual respect and trust. Until now we have managed and maintained these plants ourselves, but as we grow and expand our operations we are convinced that Wärtsilä’s professional approach will provide the support needed as we develop our core business,” said Yashwant Kumar, Managing Director, Paras Energy & Natural Resources Ltd.
“This tailored agreement will strengthen our long-standing partnership with Paras Energy. It is another example of marrying our world-class expertise and experience with state-of-the art digital technology to create unparalleled customer value. We are excited and honoured to take this step with an energy thought leader like Paras Energy,” explained Björn Ullbro, Vice President, Africa & Europe, Wärtsilä Energy.
Paras Energy is a privately-owned independent energy supplier connected to Nigeria’s national grid. Availability of the generating assets is, therefore, a key necessity and was a notable factor in the decision to sign the Optimised Maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä. The agreement has been specifically tailored to meet the needs and growth ambitions of the customer.
In 2009 Paras Energy decided to benefit from the advantages offered by the Wärtsilä gas engines rather than using gas turbine technology, which was at the time standard in Nigeria. Today, this is well in line with the Nigerian Federal Government’s integrated energy mix targets. The Nigerian Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) action agenda in the 30:30:30 vision document outlined a target of generating 30 GW of power by 2030, with 30 percent from renewable energy sources.
The key benefits of the Wärtsilä technology include flexibility and the ability to quickly adjust the load in response to supply fluctuations from renewable energy sources. Gas engine power plants can be sized to meet the requirements of different needs, such as those of manufacturing industries, cities, or local microgrids. Furthermore, the Wärtsilä solution features low water consumption, which is an important consideration in view of Nigeria’s long dry seasons.
Wärtsilä has had operations in Nigeria since 2006 and its presence in Nigeria remains strong. Today, the number of personnel employed is close to 90. The total installed capacity in the country is 667 MW, of which about 70 percent is under service agreements. In the African continent, Wärtsilä has an installed footprint exceeding 7000 MW.
BREAKING: Prince Philip Laid To Rest At Windsor Castle [PHOTOS] – #PrincePhilipfuneral
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is to be laid to rest at Windsor Palace on Saturday in what will be a small family affair due to Coronavirus Disease restrictions.
The funeral began at 2:40 pm with the coffin leaving the castle, followed by a funeral march and a minute of silence nationwide, according to Buckingham Palace.
After a service at St. George’s Chapel, held by the Dean of Windsor, the Archbishop of Canterbury will give the blessing after the coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault.
In line with health regulations currently in place in England, only 30 guests will attend the ceremony, most of them members of the Royal Family.
Queen Elizabeth II, the couple’s four children, eight grandchildren, the Queen’s niece and nephew and three of her cousins attended the service on Saturday.
In addition, the prince’s German relatives Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse and Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg were in attendance.Trade Club
The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, a close friend of Prince Philip, also attended the service.
Some of the spouses of the queen’s children and grandchildren have been included on the guest list.
But Meghan, the duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s wife, is not attending the funeral due to her pregnancy.
The funeral was broadcast live on television.
MALLAM ABBA KYARI: What FG Said About EX-Chief Of Staff Who Died Of Covid19 A Year Ago
MALLAM ABBA KYARI: What FG Said About EX-Chief Of Staff Who Died Of Covid19 A Year Ago—Its exactly one year today Nigeria lost Buhari’s former chief of staff, Abba Kyari in death to the deadly covid-19 complications
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that this was made known in a twitter post, President Buhari’s aide on new media, Bashir Ahmad shared, saying: He died from COVID-19 complications which he contracted in Germany while on an official assignment. May God accept him.
Time flies so fast, actually! It was just like yesterday, but today is exactly a year without Mallam Abba Kyari, the former Chief of Staff to President Buhari. He died from COVID-19 complications which he contracted in Germany while on an official assignment. May God accept him. pic.twitter.com/oWYuZ1Wvgr
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 17, 2021
BREAKING: LAUTECH Vice-Chancellor Prof. M. O. Ologunde Sacked
BREAKING: LAUTECH Vice-Chancellor Prof. M. O. Ologunde Sacked—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof. M. O. Ologunde has been sacked on Friday by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
The governor’s decision was made when he visited the institution. And the sack was communicated in a letter through the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Friday.
The sack is believed to be connected with the dissolution of the joint ownership of the institution by Oyo and Osun states.
Governor Makinde directed the VC to hand over forthwith to the principal dean officer in order not to interrupt academic activities in the university.
The letter reads in part, “His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state and the visitor to the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. M. O. Ologunde should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities of the institution.”
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