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Sahara Group’s FIPL signs, GE sign 8-year gas turbine maintenance contact 

Sahara Group’s FIPL signs, GE sign 8-year gas turbine maintenance contact 

First Independent Power Limited (FIPL), a Sahara Group company, has signed a long-term contract with General Electric (GE) for the maintenance of its GT13E2 Gas Turbine, located at the FIPL Afam Power Plant, until 2031.

The contract signing ceremony was a hybrid event held on Monday. 

According to the Chief executive officer, FIPL, Dr. Kenechukwu Nwangwu, the strategic partnership was signifying a major milestone in FIPL’s mission to provide reliable and efficient power generation to Nigerians.

Nwangwu, speaking on the importance of the strategic partnership, said, “This alliance with GE not only strengthens our commitment to providing reliable power solutions but also reaffirms our dedication to embracing cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices.

“Together, we will continue to drive sustainable growth and contribute to a cleaner future,” he said.

The CEO added that collaboration between FIPL and GE, promises more efficiency, availability, and overall sustainability of the gas turbine. “This will also ensure more stability to the National grid and give more electricity to Nigerians,” he stated.

Managing Director Services, GE Vernova’s Gas Power in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenneth Oyakhire, described the partnership as one that would transform power generation in Nigeria in line with GE’s pledge to deliver a sustainable and energy-efficient future.


Oyakhire said, “We are delighted about this alliance with FIPL and look forward to the resultant positive impact on the power generation landscape, as both companies combine their expertise and resources to drive innovation and efficiency.”

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