BUA Signs Deal With Wartsila OY On The Construction Of Dual Fuel Plant

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BUA Foods Is Now Nigeria's Second Largest Consumer Goods Firm By Market Value.
BUA Foods Is Now Nigeria's Second Largest Consumer Goods Firm By Market Value.

The BUA Group has signed another agreement with Finland- Wartsila OY of for the construction of a 70 megawatts (MW) dual-fuel power plant for its cement Obu Line 3 project in Edo State.

The agreement which was signed by both parties in Abuja presided with the Deputy Minister for International Trade for Finland, Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti

The gas power plant seeks to increase its total production capacity across all its locations to 17million metric tonnes by 2023.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of BUA, Abdul Samad Rabiu, who signed on behalf of the cement producer said his company was committed to utilizing cleaner, more efficient energy sources for its cement operations rather than relying on coal or heavy fuels.

According to Rabiu, the 70MW gas powered plant ordered by BUA for its Obu Line 3 cement plant would ensure that the company remains very efficient in its energy utilisation in the cement production process.

“Currently, we have phased out the use of coal across our factories and are shifting to gas powered plants. As we ramp up our capacity, there is need to complement it with efficient power supply and Wartsila’s technology has been found to be durable and uniquely aligned with our vision for more efficient power generation at all our production locations.”, Rabiu added.

BUA Cement Plc is Nigeria’s second largest cement company and the largest producer in its north-west, south-south, and south-east regions.

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