Cross River signs pact with Siemens, others for 750MW power plant

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The Cross River State Government has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with a consortium of energy firms led by Siemens to deliver a 750-megawatts power plant in the state, The Punch reports.

It said in a statement on Wednesday that the project would be deployed through ship-mounted turbines, with an 18-month timeline. The government stated that 40 megawatts of electricity would be delivered in the next three months through a truck-mounted turbine as an emergency measure.

The Lead Consultant and Chief Executive Officer, African Discovery Group, Mr. Alan Kessler, was quoted as saying the power would be delivered at no cost to the state. He said, “The system is, of course, free of charge and it will not offer any upfront cost to the people and government of Cross River State. The ship will berth nearby and power can be conducted into the grid.”