Oil communities to get six megawatts power intervention
An agreement for a six-megawatt power intervention has been concluded for some oil communities, namely Ikuru, Ayama, Ekede, Ugama Ekede, Asuk-oye and Asukama in Rivers state.
Disclosing the move at a stakeholders’ workshop in Port Harcourt, Chairman, Green Energy International Limited (GEIL), Prof Anthony Adegbulugbe identified the need for interventions that would address social needs of oil communities.
He said the 6MW gas to power facility, currently under construction would power the company’s facilities and provide uninterrupted electricity to the communities.
Adegbulugbe said a 12MMSCFD LPG extraction Plant at Ikuru town, would be completed and commissioned for use by the second quarter of next year as fabrication has been completed in China.
According to him, the firm embarked on the projects to ensure proper gas utilization as well as to end gas flares from its field.
The welfare and development of oil communities, where companies operate should remain a priority, Adegbulugbe said, adding that it was necessary to sustain good relationship with host communities.
Represented at the event by the Sustainability Director, Ayodele Olojede, Adegbulugbe said: “Since oil production for us is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve other development goals, we have moved swiftly towards the implementation of our gas-to-power project anchored on the recent award by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), of a 40MW electricity generation license.
Adegbulugbe said the event would help the firm review its CSR activities in the last five years and come up with a more robust strategy for all-inclusive community development of the host communities and the Andoni area.