Benin industrial park gets 40MW IPP
OSSIOMO Power in Benin City has commissioned a 40MW Independent Power Plant to provide power to the Benin Industrial and Enterprise Park and local communities in Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha council of Edo State.
Managing Director, Ossiomo Power, Dr. Uwa Igiehon, in an interview with journalists, yesterday, said in conjunction with the Edo State Government, the power plant is providing 24/7 power to Ologbo and Obayantor communities in the area.
Crusoe Osagie, SA Media to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, quoted Igiehon, in a statement as saying that the development is a testament to Obaseki’s pledge to light up Edo State.
The Benin Enterprise Park (BEP) is a 997-hectare, mixed-use, development designed to accommodate light industries and residential zones. The BEP will be equipped with a state-of-the-art civil infrastructure, comprising graded plots, roads, power, water, communications, drainage, sewage treatment plant, effluent treatment plant, storm water drains, rainwater harvesting, and firefighting facilities, among others.
It will also include specialised infrastructure, such as quality control labs, quality certification centres, raw material storage, and other warehousing and logistics services.
Igiehon added: “The 40MW plant was tested on 29th of December and is fully operational. At the moment, the plant is providing electricity to Ologbo and Obayantor communities in the area.”
Recalled that Ologbo community had been severed from Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for the past four years, which had thrown the community into darkness.
Igiehon said the initiative had given succour to members of Ologbo community, which now benefits from the power supply from the new power plant.