The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed that it acquired 15 new transformers that have been delivered at the Apapa Port in Lagos for various power substations projects.
This was contained a statement on Monday issued by the General Manager, Public Affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, saying there are 10 units of 60MVA 132/33 kilovolts (kV) transformers and five units of 150MVA 330/132kV capacity transformers.
They have all been delivered to the TCN Central Store in Ojo in Lagos for onward delivery to various TCN project sites nationwide.
The acting Managing Director of TCN, Sule Abdulaziz, said the contract for the supply of the transformers under the Nigerian Electricity Transmission Project (NETAP) was funded by the World Bank.
Abdulaziz said on installation and connection to the national power grid, the 10 units of 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers will add 637 megawatts (MW) capacity while the five units of 150MVA 330/132kV transformers will add another 850MW to the transmission network.
These will increase the total capacity of the transmission system by 1,487MW while ensuring N-1 reliability criteria in the substations, which is strategic in enhancing grid stability, the TCN head said.