The federal government is set to commission a 25 mega watts gas turbine in Port Harcourt to boost power supply to the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC).
The power plant to be installed and operated by an independent power producer is part of measures to ensure continuous and unimpeded refining of petroleum products in the refinery.
Group Executive Director (GED), Refining and Petrochemical of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Gregory Udoh, said that the arrangement with the independent power producers was aimed at ensuring steady power supply to the refinery.
Also the Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited Bafred Enjugu said the turn-around maintenance of the refinery was ongoing and that the facility was running optimally.
Nigeria’s four refineries with installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day are operating below the installed capacity due to poor maintenance and the country imports most of the petroleum products needed in the country.