‘Energy mobility to aid gas utilisation, exploitation’
An indigenous energy start-up, OMAA has stated that domestic gas utilisation will improve if energy mobility, especially through vehicles and generators that run on gas, is explored.
The Founder, Chinedu Oguegbu who spoke on the side-line of the just concluded Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), in Abuja, said that the company was starting up with energy mobility which were vehicles going on compressed natural gas and gas-powered generators.
He added that the company is in the mobility and power generation business to harness the nation’s economy.
He said that the company was committed to maximizing Nigeria’s potential in the area of gas utilization, adding that Nigeria was sitting on a whole lot of gas proven reserves yet to be exploited.
“Nigeria is in the top ten and this is actually incidental because so far I think there has been very little prospects in terms of gas, its incidental for us trying to get the crude. What it means is that we can power Nigeria with cleaner, safer and more environmentally and friendly compressed natural gas”, Oguegbu stated.
“This is the beginning of a trend that will revolutionize not just the transportation industry, but the energy industry in Nigeria, by accelerating utilization of the abundant natural gas resources we are endowed with.”
“This is Nigeria’s transition to a gas-powered economy and OMAA’s goal is to drive this and accelerate it. We have our products on display ranging from generators including the ones that are already using petrol.
“Also, OMAA’s vision is to lead the transformation of the transportation and energy industry in Nigeria and in Africa, by accelerating utilization of the abundant natural gas resources we are endowed with. We construct buses that are rugged, customizable and adapted to Nigerian roads, as well as gas-powered solutions to foster sustainable energy usage in homes and commercial buildings. We have conversion kits that can make you now switch to using LPG which is safer and commercially viable. So, you save money when you switch to gas.” he expressed
According to Oguegbu, OMAA vehicles are currently assembled in Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra State.
Oguegbu also reiterated OMAA’s commitment to local content development and job creation in Nigeria, stating, “it is every company’s responsibility to address the nationwide crisis of unemployment. Hence, part of our core values is to empower the people while we energize the nation. Not only are our vehicles assembled by local talents, our facility also includes a training centre which has the ambition to provide subsidized training in gas conversion technology to at least one hundred participants in 2021.”
The company plans to introduce within the next year a wider portfolio of solutions to address the energy demand in the residential, commercial and industrial markets, using natural gas.
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