Efforts by the Federal Government to improve power supply have received a boost, as FENOG Nigeria Limited, recorded another milestone for the country, having successfully completed the Escravos/Warri/lagos Gas Pipeline Project in 21 days, a development that will help to increase gas supply to power plants in the country.
Speaking on the successful completion of the River Crossing of Chanomi Creek on Escravos/Warri/Lagos Gas Pipeline, Executive Director of FENOG Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, explained that the pipeline will take gas from the Nigerian Gas Company, NGC, in Warri, Delta State to the EGTL project in Escravos.
He said: “Recently, during the visit of the Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, NNPC, Dr. David Ige, to inspect the Escravos/Warri/Lagos Gas Pipeline Project, I promised NNPC and the Federal Government that FENOG would double its efforts to complete the project because of its vital importance to the country. As soon as the NNPC officials left, we increased our manpower and equipment and the good news now is that on April 16, 2012, we successfully completed the River Crossing of the Chanomi Creeks.
“The Chanomi Creeks River Crossing is a very big project and if not because of our HDD Technology deployed for the project, it would have been difficult to complete this kind of project in record time. Because of our HDD Technology, we did the project in three weeks; each pipe is 45m depth, we made it so because the Chanomi Creek is a route for all ships and because of future dredging too, hence we buried the pipes to that extent.
“Right now, we have met the Federal Government’s demand on the Chanomi River Crossing”