NDPHC Confirms Messrs Ak-AY Elektrik As Contractors On Owerri Substation
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited has awarded the contract for immediate installation and energising of the Owerri NIPP 2 x 150MVA & 2 x 60MVA 330/132/33kV Owerri Transmission Substation.
In a statement signed by Sanya Adejokun,Technical Adviser, Media, NDPHC, the contract was awarded to Messrs Ak-AY Elektrik.
The transformers had been installed more than 10 years ago without them either being energised or given without adequate preservation.
They were recently tested by experts who recommended vacuum drying process to remove ingressed moisture trapped inside these four power Transformers. It is, therefore, pertinent for them to first be uninstalled and transported to GTA Factory in Lagos for the oven drying and then delivered back to Owerri for final erection and energisation.
Executive Director, Networks at NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, has already dispatched letters to His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), intimating them of the development.
According to Oyedele “The was no attempt to steal the transformers. The Indians are workers of GTA, subcontractors to our EPC Contractor, Messrs. Ak-Ay Elektric, who went to take the transformers to their workshop for vacuum drying and testing.
Oyedele also asked for the cooperation of citizens of Imo State at this time so that the Contractor can immediately commence work and for them to complete in record time.
This statement, therefore, corrects a misunderstanding about the intention and status of the Contractors as published by a section of the media at the weekend.
“We thank the Government and people of Imo State for their vigilance and sustained cooperation to ensure the protection and security of government properties and our workers”, Oyedele further said.