Lafarge Ogun power plant to boost local supply, Nigeria

Lafarge Ogun power plant to boost local supply, Nigeria
Published: 20 July 2011

Lafarge Cement WAPCO’s recently inaugurated 90MW power plant at its cement works in Ewekoro, Ogun State, is set to boost power supply for the surrounding community. The power plant is part of the company’s plan to ensure Federal Government’s aim of stabilising power supply and becoming self-sufficient in cement production.

BusinessDay learns that discussions are ongoing with the government to grant supply to the host community as it is expected to add about 30MW to the national grid at full capacity.

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State governor, while commissioning the plant, said: “We will like to partner Lafarge to replicate this kind of power plant in Abeokuta, which will only require about 30Mw. We are also going to partner Lafarge on the establishment of trailer park on both sides of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to prevent trucks from parking indiscriminately along the express road,” the governor discloses.”

The new Ewekoro plant, which is designed to produce 2.5Mta, will be commissioned in the next few weeks.