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Power supply: FG approves N1.6bn for Life Camp substation

The Federal Executive Council had approved the upward review of contract for the construction of 33/11KV injection substation for Life Camp, Gwarinpa 1 district so as to improve power supply in the FCT.

The upward review is expected to increase the substation’s electricity capacity from 2x15MVA to 3x15MVA and cater for the current and future power load requirements for Life Camp and environs.

Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority, Engr. Shehu Ahmed, said that the project became necessary owing to rising population growth, increased economic activities in the district, overlap in construction period, as well as changes in foreign currency exchange rates, amongst others.

Explaining the necessity for the project, Engr. Ahmad said, “There is supposed to be provided an injection substation, and in some cases, two substations for every district. In this case, Gwarinpa 1 district, which houses Life Camp has been on a temporary supply extended from another district, particularly Jabi district.

“This is because we have not developed the injection substation for Gwarinpa 1 district. So this contract provides for three number of 15KVA heavy duty transformers. Two will be working at any given time, while one will be on standby.

Speaking on the impact of the project, he said with the completion of the project and which will ultimately improve power supply in Jabi, Life Camp which use to get its power supply from Jabi District will no longer need to.

He also explained that on completion, the injection substation will also cater for the electricity needs of the entire Life Camp and Gwarinpa 1 District.

The contract which was awarded to Messrs Wireteks International Ltd at the sum of N1,640,406,462.26 has a completion period of 15 months.

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