Rivers State’s $12 Million LPG Plant in Nigeria to Take Off in 2019
The Chairman of Green Energy International Limited, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, operators of the Otakikpo marginal oil field in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11, said the liquefied petroleum gas plant (LPG) being established in Ikuru Town in Rivers state will be ready for installation by the second quarter of 2019.
In August 2018, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) granted the firm an approval to construct the 12 metric million standard feet per day (mmscfd) capacity plant, sequel to its successful submission of the detailed engineering design (DED). It is being constructed in China at a cost of over $12 million.
Adegbulugbe, who spoke at the company’s first stakeholders’ interactive luncheon held in Port Harcourt, said this was one of the unique projects of the company to ensure zero gas flare in the Niger Delta, under its small scale gas utilisation programme (SSGUP).
According to him, the host communities will enjoy uninterrupted power supply through the company’s gas to power project, adding that a six megawatts (MW) gas generator is already on site for the installation process.
He revealed that the company has secured a 15MW power generation licence from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and efforts are being made to increase to the capacity to 40MW.
He noted that the company which started production in 2017 was producing 6000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), and there were plans to ramp up production to 20,000 bopd in the next few years.
He explained further that the traditional rulers and the people of the area have been tremendous in their support and cooperation with the company.
He said this has helped it achieve tremendous progress and was proof that its unique programme of taking the communities as partners in its development effort was not misplaced.