UAE establishes 300MW renewable energy power plant in Lagos

Minister of Power, Engr. Mamman (left) with Ambassador Al Taffad

A 300 megawatt power plant established by the United Arab Emirate, (UAE) is ready for take off in Lagos to supplement to the National Grid, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria Dr. Fahad Obaid Al Taffad said.

Al Taffaq told the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman during a courtesy visit in his Office,  on Tuesday October 8, 2019.

Al Taffaq said the 300MW power plant established by a member of the Emirate Royal Family, Ahmed Al-maktum has capacity for expansion within a few months to about 1,000mw.

A statement by Aaron Artimas, Special Adviser Communication and Strategy, to the minister, quoted the envoy as saying the power project is part of the United Arab Emirate investment activities in Nigeria.

The Ambassador however requested the assistance of the Minister in granting a generation license and tariff from the Lagos State Government.

Al Taffaq explained that the company had concluded all agreement with Shell for the supply of gas to the plant.

The Ambassador also informs the Minister of the interest of the United Arab Emirate to invest in electricity transmission and distribution network across Nigeria.

In his response, the Minister, Engr. Mamman said the country is open to genuine investors especially in the power sector.

He assured that the ministry will collaborate with the United Arab Emirate in other areas of investment in Nigeria.