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Clarke Energy to supply five GE diesel engines to Nigeria

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:23 -- Laura Varriale
General Electric diesel engine

UK-based power provider Clarke Energy is to deliver five diesel engines to Nigerian company Lagos’ Flour Mills.

The diesel engines are designed to deliver up to 12.5MW of electrical power. The delivery is aimed to help the country’s energy distribution challenges and encourage the growing industrial sector.

Two of the engines will be used at the Kano facility in northern Nigeria, in order to maintain power for production. The General Electric engines will deliver 5 MW of baseload electrical power, with an expected capital payback in less than 12 months on diesel fuel cost savings. The other three engines will be installed at Flour Mills' headquarters in Lagos that already uses 11 of GE’s J620 gas engines. The diesel engines are aimed to provide backup power.

“As Nigeria continues to grow its industrial might in the global economy, we have opted to invest in General Electric’s new 616 diesel engines to deliver higher fuel efficiency at our sites in Lagos and Kano,” said Paul Gbededo, chief executive officer, Flour Mills of Nigeria.

“Our new 616 diesel engine is the first high-speed model for power generation, allowing us to serve customers with a wider reciprocating engine portfolio,” said Cory Nelson, general manager diesel engines of General Electric’s distributed power business.