Dangote to boost Nigeria’s power generation by 12,000mw once deep-sea gas pipeline comes onstream
Dangote Group’s sub-sea pipeline infrastructure is expected to augment the natural domestic gas supply and add an estimated 12,000 Mega Watts to Nigeria’s power generation capacity.
The 12,000mw, which is being expected from the Dangote subsea pipeline is far more than the average of 2,812mw, which is presently being supplied to power plants. The subsea pipelines are expected to create a corridor for evacuation of gas trapped from offshore platforms in Nigeria to allow their monetization.
Speaking at this year’s Ghanaian International Petroleum conference (Ghipcon 2018), the Technical Adviser to the President of Dangote Group on Refinery and Petrochemical matters, Engr. Babajide Soyode, noted this.
He said most of the associated gases produced offshore in Nigeria are currently being re-injected or flared. Hence the Dangote strategy is to serve as a transporter and processor, or buyer for producers of the gases.
Source: The Guardian