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November 26, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Nigeria: Contributing to a stable supply of power to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, through substation rehabilitation

photosigning ceremony

On November 23, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide grant aid of up to 2.349 billion yen for the Project for Emergency Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of Lagos Transmission Substations.

The project will rehabilitate and reinforce the Apapa Road substation in Lagos State, home to Lagos, which is the largest city in the country (approximately nine million people, national census 2006). The project will contribute to stabilizing the power supply while promoting sustainable socioeconomic growth in Lagos State.

The Apapa Road Substation, the project target, supplies power to households, as well as to harbor facilities and industrial areas nearby, including the Lagos Port Complex, which is the largest harbor in the country, handling approximately 40 percent of the total volume of imports into Nigeria. The Lagos Port Complex requires a stable supply of power in order to operate the night lights for safe vessel navigation, refrigeration equipment, cranes and other equipment, but the transformation capacity of the substation cannot keep pace with the port’s power needs. In addition, facility degradation, inadequate maintenance and management, vulnerabilities in the power system and other factors have resulted in frequent power outages at commercial facilities in nearby industrial areas and in residential areas, greatly affecting economic activities and the quality of lives of residents. Therefore, updating the deteriorating facilities at the substation and strengthening the power transmission system are priorities.

The project is expected to reduce the amount of power outage time at power service locations by at least 800 hours per year. This will contribute to stimulating economic activities and improving the quality of lives of residents.

[Basic project information]
Country Federal Republic of Nigeria
Project title The Project for Emergency Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of Lagos Transmission Substations
Planned implementation period 46 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Transmission Company of Nigeria
Target region, facilities Apapa Road substation, Lagos State
Specific project details (provisional) (1) VFacility improvements, equipment procurement
132/33 kilovolt transformers (60 megavolt-amperes, two), 132 kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear (one), substation building (1,076 square meters, one), other
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision


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