Siemens recently signed a technical partnership agreement with the Nigerian company Scanpower for the construction of a 1,600 MW gas turbine power station at Lekki, Lagos. The agreement was recently signed by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power to strengthen their strategic partnership with Siemens.
Under the agreement, Siemens will consider support to the financing of power plant projects in Nigeria, and plans to build up a new service workshop for heavy duty gas turbines in the country. The company also plans to support Nigeria with a study on the integration of renewables in the country`s energy mix.
Lagos is a fast growing megacity seeking a significant improvement in its power supply and Siemens has already delivered gas turbines for the power stations Afam V and Geregu I in Nigeria. Geregu Phase II is currently under construction and is expected to deliver electricity to the grid before the end of the year. These power plants have a total capacity of 1,200 MW. According to estimates, the available capacity for electricity generation in Nigeria has to be increased from 4,000 MW to 40,000 MW by 2020 to meet the current demand.