TOTAL Nigeria, the exploration and
production company, disclosed it will later
this month commence delivery of gas,
through its Northern Option Pipeline
(NOPL) to Alaoji power plant, to improve
electricity supply in Nigeria.
Managing Director, Nicolas Terraz, has
disclosed the breakthrough during a
meeting with some parliamentarians in
He said the delivery of gas to Alaoji, in
Aba (Abia State) was among Total’s huge
bouquet of projects that are aimed at
contributing to the socio-economic
development of the country.
Terraz disclosed in the past five years,
Total had invested $5 billion in Nigeria,
despite the challenging business
environment tied to the fall in oil prices.
He said the company had made
significant progress on its major projects
such as the OML 58 Upgrade, Ofon Phase
2 and Egina, which he said were
contributing substantially to the
development of local content.
The 504 megawatt combined cycle Alaoji
Gas Power Station, inaugurated in March
2015, is set to significantly improve power
supply around Aba, the industrial hub of
the south east of Nigeria and add a new
scene to industrialisation, manufacturing,
small and medium scale enterprises while
creating employment opportunities.
Deputy Managing Director Deep Water
District, Ahmadu-Kida Musa, also
expressed the company’s commitment to
the development of local content and the
overall development of the country.