TCN Delivers 22 Power Transformers, Other Transmission Equipment To Its Lagos Store

TCN Delivers 22 Power Transformers, Other Transmission Equipment To Its Lagos Store

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has delivered 22 brand new power transformers, spare parts and critical equipment to its Central Store in Ojo, Lagos.

According to TCN, more equipment are expected to arrive Lagos Port for onward delivery to the store, for subsequent installation at various ongoing project sites across the country, while some of the equipment would be kept in the store to serve as spares for future use.

TCN noted that a large number of the equipment still in the store was recently inspected by members of its Governing Board and Management. The equipment are currently being moved to project sites for maintenance, new projects and upgrading of existing transmission lines and substation.

The equipment comprise of 22 power transformers, haulage trucks, transmission switchyard spare parts, 45No. earthing transformers, Suspension Clamps, Vibration Dampers, Armor Rods, Circuit Breakers, Current transformer, Voltage transformers, 100tons Crane truck heads etc.

Speaking on the equipment, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz, said that most of the equipment were procured for donor funded projects supported by the World Bank, French Development Agency (AFD), African Development Bank, among others.

Abdulaziz, noted that resources have been committed by Donor Agencies, assisting the transmission company in its grid expansion drive, the capacity of the transformers he said, range from 60MVA up to 150MVA.

“We have not seen this level of massive supply of materials in TCN stores in the past, purely for network expansion and maintenance. We have 150MVA transformers which are very massive and will eventually be connected on our 330kV circuit. We have the 100MVA transformers, high-grade cranes and other equipment. It implies that the turnaround time to rectify faults when they occur and the downtime have been reduced,” he was quoted as saying.

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