NNPC to increase wet gas capacity of Oredo Gas Plant
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said it would shut down the Oredo Gas Plant in Edo State to enable an increase in wet gas capacity of the plant from the current 65 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) to 100 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd).
Managing Director of NPDC, Mr. Iyowuna Victor Briggs, who stated this in a briefing in Benin City yesterday, explained that the gas plant when completed by the third quarter of this year would produce 100MMscfd pipeline spec gas and a 330 tonnes per day of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
According to him, 'for a period of two weeks, NPDC will shutdown the Oredo gas plant for necessary hook up works that will enable an increase in wet gas handling capacity.'
He said the shutdown of the plant became necessary because during its inauguration, Alison-Madueke tasked NPDC to accelerate work to increase the capacity delivery to domestic market.
The NPDC boss added that since then, the company has braced up to the challenges and is now ready to perform hook up works on the plant to meet the set target.
The gas plant has an obligation to supply 45mmscfd of gas to the 450 megawatts capacity Ihovbor Power Plant built under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) in Edo State and additional 55mmscfd to the domestic market through the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) by March 2013.