Marelli to power 120MW landmark project in Nigeria

State Governor Sir Benedict Ayade oversees contract signing

Marelli Motori will be supplying alternators to ten 12MW Bergen B36:45V20 gas engines for a landmark 120MW Combined Heat & Power (CHP) project in Nigeria. Each generator set will have a weight of over 175 tonnes.

The contract was formally signed by Bergen Engines AS in front of Sir Benedict Ayad, Executive Governor of Cross River State earlier this month.

The project will provide heat and power to a major new industrial complex and its surrounding area in the Calabar region of Nigeria’s Cross River State.

The gas-fired combined cycle heat & power (CHP) plant is designed with high overall energy efficiency, reduced emissions and the flexibility to support renewables as they become available.

The complex being powered by Bergen engines will be home to many new developments for the Calabar region. Plans include a biotechnology research laboratory, a nano-water plant for production of hydrogenated drinking water, and a waste transformation recycling center that features biofertilizers and the ability to process used tyres and plastics.

The 120MW plant will comprise of ten 12MW Bergen B36:45V20 gas engines fitted with Marelli Motori alternators. Each generator set will have a weight of over 175 tonnes.

Jon Erik Røv Managing Director of Bergen Engines AS together with Sir Benedict Ayade, Executive Governor of Nigeria’s Cross River State.

During the project’s announcement, Governor Ayade said:  “Our greatest challenge is power, so the fact that you can provide an alternative source of power, using a very classic technology like gas-to-liquid, is a welcomed development. I want to thank APPL for the choice of Cross River State and for the massive employment opportunity this will bring onboard.”

The development will be undertaken between Bergen Engines AS and Nigeria’s Alternative Petroleum & Power Ltd (APPL), supported by Lagos consulting engineers Kelm Engineering Ltd and Diesel Electric Services (PTY) Ltd of South Africa.

Marelli Motori
Marelli Motori employs around 630 people with extensive manufacturing facilities at its Arzignano headquarters and own subsidiaries in South Africa, Asia, Europe and USA. The company also has an extended sales, distribution and service network across four continents, supplying products to more than 120 countries. In May 2019, Marelli Motori was acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the British engineering and industrial manufacturing group.

Marelli Motori is a member of the group’s Power Solutions Division, along with the Norwegian Bergen Engines and German Piller Power Systems subsidiaries.

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