TCN Commissions 100MVA Power Transformer In Port Harcourt

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has commissioned a 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer at its Port Harcourt Main Substation, to boost power supply in the area.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah in a statement on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 said, the transformer would enhance the bulk transmission capability of the substation by 80 megawatts.

Mrs. Mbah said, the initiative, which was a TCN-World Bank project, also included the complete rehabilitation and expansion of the 132/33kV transmission substation and the addition of three feeders and associated accessories.

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She said, with the installation of the 100MVA power transformer, the substation’s installed capacity increased from 180MVA to 280MVA, noting that industries in the Trans Amadi industrial environment and communities beyond Port Harcourt city would benefit significantly from the capacity expansion.

The GM disclosed that within the first quarter of this year, TCN has executed a number of projects in its Port-Harcourt Region, and currently has several ongoing projects which are at various completion stages, including a 100MVA transformer installation in Port Harcourt Town which would soon be completed and commissioned.

While giving update on some of the going projects across the country, Mrs. Mbah said, “Transformer projects are equally ongoing in Port -Harcourt Town, Itu, Umuahia, Aba, and Alaoji, aimed at bolstering bulk power transmission within the region.

“In its Port Harcourt Sub-region, TCN recently received four power transformers including two units of 100MVA capacity transformers, one each at Port Harcourt Main and Port Harcourt Town transmission substations, two units of 60MVA power transformers, one each were also sent to Rumuosi and Port Harcourt Main transmission substations. Collectively, these will increase available capacity within TCN’s Port Harcourt region for Port Harcourt Distribution company to offtake for its customers.

“At the Uyo Work Centre, TCN is also currently upgrading the Itu Substation with a 60MVA 132kV transformer and associated switch gears. Upon completion, the station’s capacity will increase by 48MW.

“Ongoing new substation projects within the region include the construction of a 2x60MVA 132/33kV transmission substation at Oron and a 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV Substation at Ididep both in Calabar.

“To increase maintenance efficiency and invariably reduce downtime, the Regional Store received bulk consignment of spare parts, including circuit breakers, 33kV lighting arresters, battery chargers, battery banks, toolboxes, and safety kits”, she said.

The TCN GM said, the Company remains steadfast in its effort to put in place a robust and more efficient transmission grid through strategic initiatives and project implementation across regions.

It is also committed to swift maintenance and fault response by ensuring it has available, necessary spare parts in its stores nationwide.

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