The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced that it will construct a 500mcf/d metering plant to serve the planned capacity expansion of Egbin Power Plant from its installed capacity of 1,320MW to 2,670MW, All Africa reported.

A press statement by NNPC indicated that the tender for the prequalification for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the project was held on the 26th of May, in Abuja, Leadership informed.

According to the statement signed by NNPC’s Spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, the bid exercise witnessed bid submissions by 36 local and international companies.

NNPC is the biggest gas supplier to Egbin power plant, which is equally the biggest power plant in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Gas Processing and Transmission Company’s (NGPTC) Managing Director, Babatunde Bakare, who spoke during the tender for the prequalification, noted that the exercise was a demonstration of NNPC’s commitment towards improving power supply in the country in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for the power sector.