Germany-based multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate, Siemens, has built and delivered a 434MW gas-fired power plant for Niger Delta Power in Nigeria.

The Geregu II gas-turbine power plant is situated about 200km south of the Nigerian capital Abuja and is expected to play a vital role in the expansion of the power supply in the country.

Niger Delta Power managing director James A Olotu said, "The Geregu II power plant has strategic significance when it comes to improving the power supply in our country as well as for the stability of Nigeria’s power grid."

Siemens constructed its third gas turbine power plant, Geregu II, in the country as a turnkey project and supplied three SGT5-2000E gas turbines, three SGen5-100A generators, all the electrical systems and the SPPA-T3000 control system.

Siemens Energy Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions head Lothar Balling said, "The SGT5-2000E gas turbines that were installed in Geregu II are suitable for all load ranges, particularly for peak load operation."

The first two gas turbine power projects by Siemens in the country are Afam V and Geregu I power plants.