60 engineers for China training
About 60 engineers from the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) have departed the country to China for training over the Federal Government’s planned transformer manufacturing plant and high voltage testing laboratory.
The move is targeted at establishing a fully indigenous transformer plant to be operated and managed by Nigerians with local content as priority.
By the plan, the transformer manufacturing plant and testing laboratory are to be located at the Power Equipment and Electrical Machinery Development Institute (PEEMADI), Okene, Kogi State.
PEEMADI is one of the Institutes under NASENI.
The Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, while addressing the trainees, thanked government for the confidence reposed in NASENI to facilitate the project, as well as the Chinese Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), which is the major partner in the implementation.
The engineers will return to Nigeria to deploy different specialisations, which they acquired in China along the manufacturing line of transformer plant and high-voltage testing lab, including the production of components and spare parts, bolts and nuts, machines and other equipment used globally to drive the power sector.