The power plant runs three Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbines. Since Geregu I was built by the Nigerian government in 2007, “the reliability and performance of the turbines has been high,” says Forte Oil Group CEO Akin Akinfemiwa, regardless the unstable national grid and regular frequency fluctuations. Adeyemi Adenuga, the CEO of Geregu Power Plc, agrees. “The SGT5-2000E is very rugged, very strong, and I believe it’s the right machine for the industry.”
At Geregu I, however, the turbines had reached their recommended equivalent operating hours and the power plant was due for maintenance works. The following modernization project became the biggest one ever for Siemens in West Africa – and it was achieved entirely on site. Two generator rotors were replaced, a new SPPA-T3000 control system was installed and the blades and vanes of the gas turbines were upgraded to the more aerodynamic and efficient Si3D™ model – a technology only Siemens has in its portfolio.
“Power producers require the services of a reliable technical partner for the provision of spares for the plant and a highly-skilled and quality workforce for its day-to-day running.”
Akin Akinfemiwa, Forte Oil Group CEO