Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has already spent over USD 1.1 billion for the construction of the AKK Gas Pipeline and Station project. The project on completion shall transport 2 billion cubic feet of gas.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has spent over USD 1.1 billion towards the under-construction Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline and Station project, as claimed by Mr. Malam Mele Kyari, CEO of NNPC Limited Group, while touring the Kogi project site accompanied with officials from Oilserv Limited (Pipelines and Facilities), the project contractor.
He further shared that 70 percent of welding work, 222 kilometers, was already completed and the rest, 27 kilometers, once completed will allow 2 billion cubic feet of gas transportation, powering industries, powering power plants, and creating gas-based industries. The gas pipeline is expected to provide support to power plants as well for generating 3,645 MW of energy. The Abuja- Kaduna power plants are expected to get commissioned soon as well.
Mr. Kyari commented, “To date, none of the project activities is abandoned as reported and we reassure all stakeholders that we have a line of sight to project delivery on schedule. NNPC Limited remains highly committed to the delivery of strategic National infrastructure projects through responsive project delivery, active collaboration with government security agencies and communities as well as deployment of technology for delivering the project.”
He shared, “This is one of the most massive projects of proportion value to our country for economic growth. It is a must-deliver project and we have continued to fund it in spite of not having third-party finance support, we will deliver this project. We do not owe a dollar to our contractors, there are over 30 sites that are active today in this project, we are very hopeful and optimistic to deliver this project.” he assured.
Mr. Steve Nnorom, Project Manager at Oilserv Limited, shared that three schematic pipeline and station installations, namely Brovo, Chalie, and Alpha, certified the project’s progress, “We are crossing rivers, railways, existing pipelines. We have other sites where various work activities are ongoing, our target is that concurrently all works will be going on at different spread.”