Trans-Afam Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Transcorp Group, has announced the completion of the rehabilitation of its Afam 5 GT unit 20 Gas Turbine power generating unit.
The company in a statement said the rehabilitated unit, located at Okoloma Afam, Ndoki in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been successfully commissioned and synchronised to the national grid, bringing an additional 138MW to its existing capacity.
Transcorp Group had in 2013, through its power subsidiary, Transcorp Power Limited (TPL), acquired the 972MW gas-fired Ughelli Power Plant, which has since been transformed.
With the acquisition of Afam Power Plc, Transcorp has further cemented its position as a key player in the power sector, the company said.
Expressing his delight in a statement on Monday, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Afam Power Limited, Vincent Ozoude, said since the administrative handover of the Afam Power Plant in March 2021, they have been working diligently to realize the full potential of the plant.
“We are pleased to have successfully completed the rehabilitation of GT20, having been out of service for over 15 years prior to our takeover.
“We are glad to have achieved this feat, using a combination of our in-house resources and other local technical support, with about 20 per cent of foreign expert support in the rehabilitation project, showing our commitment to local content development,” Mr Ozoude said.
He noted that it is impressive how far the company has come from 48 MW average generation, when they took over, to raising production to 120 MW generation within the first two months.