The 110MW Thermal Power Plant of the Ajaokuta Steel Plant has commenced operation after months of rehabilitation by the company’s engineers.
The power plant rehabilitation commenced in July 2014 when the steel plant signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Messrs 3D Hitech Systems Ltd. It has been hooked to the National Power Grid System.
Speaking to the staff at the power plant when the facility was synchronized on Sunday night, the plant’s Sole Administrator, Engr. Isah, Joseph Onobere, said efforts of the workers have paid off.
“I congratulate the entire workers of this great national asset for this wonderful effort, the power plant is coming at a time when the country is in dire need of efficient power supply to the citizenry.” Engr. Onobere also commended the management of Messrs 3D Hitech Systems for their abiding faith in the Nigerian nation and the dream of Ajaokuta Steel plant.
The sole administrator said the power plant which was synchronized to the National Grid System at exactly 9.43pm Sunday 15th March 2015 will now commence delivery of electricity to give effect to the Power Purchase Agreement signed in May 2014 with Kano Electricity Distribution Company.
“I use this occasion to thank the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Musa Muhammed Sada, the Minister of Power, Professor Nebo for their efforts in seeing that the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan whose commitment to seeing Ajaokuta Steel Plant come back to life was unprecedented,” he said.