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State Governor Sir Benedict Ayade oversees contract signing
Calabar, Nigeria. Bergen Engines AS has signed an agreement to supply a 120MW Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant in Nigeria.
The project will provide heat and power to a major new industrial complex and its surrounding area in the Calabar region of Nigeria’s Cross River State.
The gas-fired combined cycle heat & power (CHP) plant is designed with high overall energy efficiency, reduced emissions and the flexibility to support renewables as they become available.
The complex being powered by Bergen will be home to many new developments for the Calabar region. Plans include a biotechnology research laboratory, a nano-water plant for production of hydrogenated drinking water, and a waste transformation recycling center that features biofertilizers and the ability to process used tyres and plastics.
The contract was formally signed in front of Sir Benedict Ayade, Executive Governor of Cross River State earlier this month.
During the project’s announcement, Governor Ayade said:
“Our greatest challenge is power, so the fact that you can provide an alternative source of power, using a very classic technology like gas-to-liquid, is a welcomed development. I want to thank APPL for the choice of Cross River State and for the massive employment opportunity this will bring onboard.”
Jon-Erik Røv Managing Director of Bergen Engines AS, together with Sir Benedict Ayade, Executive Governor of Nigeria’s Cross River State.
The development will be undertaken between Bergen Engines AS and Nigeria’s Alternative Petroleum & Power Ltd (APPL), supported by Lagos consulting engineers Kelm Engineering Ltd and Diesel Electric Services (PTY) Ltd of South Africa.
Mr Godwin Ikwue, CEO of APPL, said:
“With Bergen Engines’ long history of proven and cutting-edge technology, high performance, reliability and cost-effective operation, along with customized service agreements and training, we have a guarantee of maximum plant availability and low operating costs.”
Left to right: Godwin Ikwue, Chief Executive Officer, APPL Ltd; John Kristian Johnsen, Head of Land Sales, Bergen Engines AS; Rudolf Holzhausen, Sales Engineer, Diesel Electric Services (PTY) Ltd; Asad Mohamed, Finance Director, Diesel Electric Services (PTY) Ltd; Benson Osieme, Chief Financial Officer, Kelm Engineering Ltd and; Cane O’Neill, Sales Manager, Southern Africa, Bergen Engines AS