In a bid to improve the power supply to the FCT, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the upward revision of the construction contract for the 33/11KV injection substation for Life Camp, Gwarinpa 1 District.
The contract which was awarded to Messrs. Wireteks International Ltd for the sum of N1,640,406,462.26 has a performance period of 15 months. The approval was granted following a Board presentation to that effect, by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
The upgrade review will increase the electrical capacity of the substation from 2x15MVA to 3x15MVA and meet current and future electrical load needs for Life Camp and surrounding areas.
Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Executive Secretary Shehu Hadi Ahmed said the project has become necessary due to increasing population growth, increased economic activities in the district, overlapping construction, as well as changes in exchange rates, among others.
Explaining the need for the project, Ahmad said, “There is supposed to be one injection substation and in some cases two substations for each district. In this case, Gwarinpa 1 district, home to Life Camp, has benefited from an extended temporary supply from another district, particularly Jabi district.
“It is because we have not developed the injection substation for Gwarinpa 1 district. So this contract provides for three 15KVA heavy duty transformers. Two will be working at all times, while one will be in waiting.
Speaking on the impact of the project, he said, “Life Camp is powered by Jabi District; this will be discontinued after the completion of the project and will eventually improve Jabi’s power supply. »
He also explained that once completed, the injection substation will also serve the power needs of the entire Life Camp and Gwarinpa 1 district.
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FEC Approves Substation Contract Upgrade for Better Power Supply to FCT