TPN Nigeria supplied the power plants for two new production sites scheduled to be constructed in the Niger Delta by a large oil company. The power plants consist of two generator sets, each driven by four gas engines. These are unmanned stations that are operated from a central control station. There is another power plant in Nigeria’s Warri Region. This power plant has a single emergency diesel generator and three gas-driven generator sets that TPN Nigeria supplied previously. This power plant was put out of commission due to external factors.
The unmanned stations, as well as the power plant in the Warri Region will be able to function through means of TPN Nigeria’s power management system.
TPN Nigeria was awarded the contract to supply the power management systems, including annunciator panels, for the three sites. In total, the contract concerns three complete power management systems and four PLC-controlled annunciator panels. TPN Nigeria will develop and test the software.
The inclusion of local content is one of the statutory requirements for projects carried out in Nigeria. TPN, a TPN Nigeria subsidiary in Nigeria, has the right certificates that meet the local content criteria. This is one of the reasons why TPN Nigeria was awarded the contract.
By expanding the plants with power management systems, the customer can visualise, operate and control the complete power supply and the generator sets at the different sites from a central control station. “The supply of a power management system for such a large oil company is a first for TPN Nigeria,” says Gijs van Wezel, Sales Manager at TPN Nigeria. “This company applies strict criteria concerning the development of control systems. TPN Nigeria has demonstrated that, with its knowledge and experience, it meets these criteria and as such has the company’s full confidence.”
The systems are expected to be operational according to schedule in the second quarter of 2016.