BUA and Wartsila OY of Finland Sign Contract for Construction Of 70MW Power Plant
BUA has agreed to build a 70-megawatt dual-fuel power plant for the BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 in Sokoto state, Nigeria, with Wartsila OY of Finland.
Furthermore, this will be Wartsila’s second facility for BUA Cement, with the first being the BUA Cement Sokoto power plant, which will be commissioned alongside the plant in November 2021.
Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Cement Plc, who signed on behalf of the cement maker, said that BUA Cement will continue to invest strategically in the West African cement industry to help bridge the massive infrastructure and housing shortage.
Rabiu claims that: “BUA Cement is pleased with Wartsila’s progress on the power plant we originally purchased for our BUA Cement Sokoto Line 3 project, which we expect to start commissioning in November alongside the power plant.
We believe Wartsila will bring the same level of efficiency, technical expertise, and professionalism to bear in ensuring that the new power plant for the 3 million Mtpa BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 is completed on time by the end of next year, as we work to increase BUA’s total capacity in its Sokoto plant to 8 million metric tonnes by early 2023 and 17 million metric tonnes across all of its plants.”
“On his part, Mark Thiriet, Energy Business Director at Wartsila West Africa said Wartsila was proud to partner with BUA Group on this BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 project. He said that Wartsila will bring its technical expertise and globally recognized technology to bear in bringing the project to completion.”
“BUA Cement Plc is Nigeria’s second-largest cement company and the largest producer in its North-West, South-South, and South-East regions. BUA Cement operates strategically from Okpella, Edo State and Kalambaina, Sokoto State with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.”
“Currently the second most capitalized manufacturing company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), BUA Cement is committed to quality – a differentiating attribute, driven by its people, innovation, and technology; and positioned to solving West Africa’s cement under capacity while driving economic growth and development.”