Flour Mills installs 14-mw-capacity gas turbine
… Seeks independent power supply partnership with NPA, others
The capacity of the project, is, however, far above the needs of the FMN’s maximum capacity ultilisation of between six to seven megawatts.
Consequently, the FMN is shopping for users of the excess megawatts under a supply arrangement. Already, Flour Mills has approached the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) with a proposal seeking partnership on an independent power supply project.
On a visit to the NPA Managing Director, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, last Friday in his office at the NPA House, Marina, Lagos, the FMN Group Managing Director, Mr. Paul Gbededo disclosed that Flour Mills has installed a gas turbine that will generate 14 megawatts of electricity, out of which his organisation can only utilise between six to seven megawatts, noting that the excess megawatts needs to be utilisGbededoed by other stakeholders under a supply arrangement.
Gbededo was accompanied on the visit by the Acting Managing Director of Flour Mills subsidiary, Apapa Bulk Terminals Limited (ABTL), Capt. Mohammed Bashir; and Mr. Adebayo Oludare, also of ABTL.
The FMN boss had congratulated Abdullahi on his appointment last year, thanking the NPA for providing the enabling environment that facilitated all the logistic support needed by his organisation over the years.
Also speaking, the NPA boss assured the FMN Board and Management of the NPA’s continuous economic cooperation that will be mutually-beneficial to both organisations.
Abdullahi, who noted that both organisations have come a long way in economic relationship, said that, as a major stakeholder in the maritime industry, Flour Mills’ contributions to ports development and Nigerian economy are enormous.
He promised to look into the request for partnership with Flour Mills on independent power supply project proposed by Gbededo.
Apart from the Managing Director, the NPA reception team for the FMN delegation, included the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Engineer David Omonibeke; and General Manager, Public Affairs, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu.
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