When the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), a division of Heidelberg Cement, had scheduled an overhaul programme at their Sokoto Cement Plant located in a remote part of North-West Nigeria, a temporary power plant was needed to provide a stable power supply for the overhaul work at the plant as well as provide power to help increase production capacity.
Temporary power plant
Aggreko delivered, installed and operated a 9MW / 6.6kV temporary power plant, which was synchronised with the cement plants’ existing medium speed heavy fuel oil power unit.
Benefits to the customer
A turnkey power plant was supplied comprising of generators, transformers, fuel tanks, a control room and ancillary equipment. The equipment was transported by sea from Dubai, UAE to Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and then some 1,200 miles inland by road through Abuja to Sokoto.
In addition to the power package, Aggreko provided full operational and maintenance responsibilities throughout the duration of the contract.