- January 9, 2022
BUA enters 70mw power plant contract with Finish firm
Chairman, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has said that the conglomerate is positioning to boost production capacity in Nigeria in the next three years with new plants, asserting that this will be the second plant constructed by Wartsila OY of Finland for BUA Cement.
BUA signed an agreement with Wartsila to construction a 70megawatts dual-fuel power plant for BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 in Sokoto State.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Rabiu noted that BUA Cement would continue to invest strategically in the West African Cement industry to enable it bridge the huge infrastructure and housing deficit. According him, “BUA Cement is happy and pleased with the progress that Wartsila made with the construction of the power plant we initially purchased for our BUA Cement Sokoto Line 3 which we expect will begin commissioning alongside the power plant.
“We believe Wartsila will bring the same level of efficiency, technical expertise and professionalism to bear, ensuring that this new power plant for the 3million Mtpa BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 will be completed on schedule by the end of next year as we look towards bringing BUA’s total capacity in its Sokoto plant to 8 million metric tonnes by early 2023, and 17million metric tonnes across all its plants by the same time”.
On his part, Mark Thiriet, Energy Business Director at Wartsila West Africa, revealed that Wartsila was proud to partner with BUA Group, saying that Wartsila would bring its technical expertise and globally recognised technology to bear in bringing the project to completion.
BUA Cement Plc is Nigeria’s second largest cement company and the largest producer in its North-West, South-South, and South-East regions. BUA Cement operates strategically from Okpella, Edo State and Kalambaina, Sokoto State with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
Currently the second most capitalized manufacturing company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the conglomerate is committed to quality, driven by people, innovation, and technology; it is positioned to solving West Africa’s cement under capacity while driving economic growth and development.