Nigeria: Finland-based Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply a 70MW dual-fuel power plant for the upcoming 3Mt/yr Line 4 of its Sokoto cement plant. The power plant is scheduled for commissioning alongside the line before 2023. BUA Cement previously ordered a dual fuel plant for the Sokoto cement plant’s Line 3, which is also scheduled for commissioning alongside that line, in November 2021.
Chair Abdul Samad Rabiu said “BUA Cement is happy and pleased with the progress that Wartsila made with the construction of the power plant we initially purchased for our BUA Cement Sokoto Line 3. We believe Wärtsilä will bring the same level of efficiency, technical expertise and professionalism to bear in ensuring that this new power plant for the 3Mt/yr BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 will be completed on schedule by the end of 2022 as we look towards bringing BUA’s total capacity in its Sokoto plant to 8Mt/yr by early 2023 and across all its plants to 17Mt/yr by the same time.”