Nigeria: BUA Group has ordered a 48MW power plant from Finland’s Wärtsilä for a new production line at its Sokoto cement plant. The power plant will operate without connection to an electricity grid and it will operate on five Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines, running primarily on liquified natural gas (LNG) but with the capability to switch to low pour fuel oil (LPFO) if necessary. The site’s two existing power plants operate on heavy fuel oil (HFO).
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019, and the new plant is expected to become operational in mid-2020. No price for the order has been disclosed.