TCN Announces Capacity Increase In Port Harcourt City


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that it has commissioned a 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer at its Port Harcourt main substation in order to boost the bulk transmission capability of the substation by 80MW.

TCN stressed that this initiative is a TCN-World Bank project, and includes the complete rehabilitation, and expansion of the 132/33kV transmission substation as well as the addition of three feeders and associated accessories.

The government-owned company stated that with the installation of the 100MVA power transformer, the substation’s installed capacity went from 180MVA to 280MVA. It noted that industries in the Trans Amadi industrial area and communities beyond Port Harcourt will also benefit from this capacity expansion.

TCN said it has executed a number of projects in its Port-Harcourt Region within the first quarter of the year, and currently has several ongoing projects, which are at various stages. The 100MVA transformer installation in Port Harcourt Town, which will soon be completed, and commissioned is one of the several ongoing projects.

TCN also mentioned that transformer projects are equally ongoing in Port-Harcourt Town, Itu, Umuahia, Aba, and Alaoji, they are all aimed at increasing bulk power transmission in the region.

“In its Port Harcourt Sub-region, TCN recently received four power transformers including two units of 100MVA capacity transformers, one each at Port Harcourt Main and Port Harcourt Town transmission substations, two units of 60MVA power transformers, one each were also sent to Rumuosi and Port Harcourt Main transmission substations.

“Collectively, these will increase available capacity within TCN’s Port Harcourt region for Port Harcourt Distribution company to offtake for its customers.

“At the Uyo Work Centre, TCN is also currently upgrading the Itu Substation with a 60MVA 132kV transformer and associated switch gears. Upon completion, the station’s capacity will increase by 48MW.

“Ongoing new substation projects within the region include the construction of a 2x60MVA 132/33kV transmission substation at Oron, and a 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV Substation at Ididep; both in Calabar,” it stated.

According to the TCN, the regional store received bulk consignment of spare parts, such as circuit breakers, 33kV lightning arrestors, battery chargers, battery banks, toolboxes, and safety kits to help maintain the efficiency and also reduce downtime.

“TCN remains steadfast in its effort to put in place a robust and more efficient transmission grid through strategic initiatives and project implementation across regions.

“It is also committed to swift maintenance and fault response by ensuring it has available, necessary spare parts in its stores nationwide,” it added.












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