Explosion hits Zungeru Hydro Plant in Niger

Nigeria’s N1.3 billion worth Zungeru Hydro Electricity in Niger State has been reportedly hit by an explosion.

DAILY POST gathered that the explosion occurred at the earlier hours of Monday.

However, Siraj Abdullahi, the Managing Director of Penstock, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited said, “we are fine in Zungeru; nothing happened and we are on the grid.”

Recall that Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu said in April that the 700 megawatts capacity plant has been connected to the National Grid.

Adebayo siad Nigeria’s electricity increased to 4,800MW from 4,200MW for a population estimated at over 200 million.

Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Station is a 700 megawatts (940,000 hp) hydroelectric power plant under construction in Niger StateNigeria. When completed, as expected, it will be the second-largest hydroelectric power station in the country, behind the 760 megawatts (1,020,000 hp) Kainji Hydroelectric Power Station.

The power station is located across the Kaduna River, near the town of Zungeru, in Niger State, in northwestern Nigeria.

Credit: dailypost.ng


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