Engineering

NSE President Blames Poor Infrastructure On Engineers Deficit

NSE President Blames Poor Infrastructure On Engineers Deficit

Engineering, News
The President of Nigeria Society of Engineers, Engr. Otis Oliver Anyaeji has attributed the failure of the three tiers of government to provide adequate infrastructure for its citizens to non-engagement of engineers for infrastructure and engineering projects across the States. This is even as he regretted that the Lokoja- Abuja expressway had led to death of two prominent Engineers apart from the immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi adding that no potholes should be visible on any roads across the States. The Nigerian Infrastructure Report Card 2015, published by NSE estimated that a total investment of over $ 3.1 trillion would be required over the next 30 years from 2014 to 2043 to build, maintain and manage infrastructure for Nigeria. He said the report c...
SMEC to provide services for hydropower project in Uganda

SMEC to provide services for hydropower project in Uganda

Engineering
SMEC has been awarded a contract by the Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) for the provision of project management and construction supervision services on the Isimba Hydropower Project in Uganda. Located on the Nile River, 90 km northeast of Kampala, the Isimba Hydropower Project is a 183 MW traditional reservoir-type hydropower development. The objective of the project is to assist in reducing Uganda's severe power shortages, and to accelerate the development of the local economy. The Isimba Hydropower Development will extend over 2,865 hectares, and will comprise: a concrete gravity dam, a clay-core rockfill dam, a spillway, powerhouse, switching stations and auxiliary power transmission works (including the 42 km 132 kV Isimba-Bujagali transmission line). Upon completi...
Ondo State Govt Partners Korean Firm To Boost Power Supply

Ondo State Govt Partners Korean Firm To Boost Power Supply

Corporate Reports, Engineering
The Ondo State Government has reached a contractual agreement for the construction of a 1050 megawatt (mw) independent power project (IPP) with a South Korea firm, POSCO E&C. The agreement for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the first phase of the state’s proposed 1050mw IPP was recently sealed through partnership with the firm’s Nigerian subsidiary, Kingline Development Company. The first phase of the project involves the construction of a gas-fired power plant for the generation of 550mw which would be sold into the national grid while the second phase of the project is expected to add another 500mw to the grid network. The agreement requires the firm to see to the design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and testing of th
N39billion Debt Threatens Egbin Power Plant’s Output

N39billion Debt Threatens Egbin Power Plant’s Output

Engineering
A debt of N39 billion owed the Egbin Power Power Station for the power it generated into the national grid since November 1, 2013 to date has created liquidity crisis that is impeding optimal operation of the plant. The Chairman of Egbin Power Plant Plc, Kola Adesina, Monday raised the alarm on Monday, November 2. According to him,  this situation has hampered the efforts of the owners of the plant to boost electricity generation in the country. Egbin Power Plc is the largest power generating station in Nigeria with an installed capacity of 1,320MW consisting of six units of 220MW each. Adesina,  told newsmen in Lagos that the investors would add more 1,350 megawatts to the 1,320 megawatt-capacity plant to hit a generation target of 2,670 megawatts by 2019. He stated that as