Katsina Wind Farm Project in Nigeria for commissioning later this month

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Katsina Wind Farm Project, whose implementation begun back in 2005 when the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua was the governor of Katsina state before it was taken over by the Federal Government two years later in 2007, is set for commissioning by the end of March 2021.

This was announced by Eng. Sale Mamman, the honorable minister of Power in the West African country, in a tweet where he emphasized that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the completion of abandoned infrastructure projects in the country.

Components of the project

In his tweet, Eng. Sale Mamman listed the components of the Katsina Wind Farm Project. They include engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and installation of 37 units of GEVMP with 275 (kilowatts) power capacity of wind turbine generators. It also includes step-up transformers for each turbine with a capacity of 315KVA for 33 kilovolts (kV) and 400 volts (V) at the distributed power supply level.

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Furthermore, it also involves the installation of two units of 7.5 megavolts ampere (MVA) transformers and its accessories in addition to a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for data collection, performance monitoring, and control as well as for remote supervision.

Project auxiliary infrastructure

23 kilometers of 33 kilovolts (kV) power transmission line is also constructed from the 10MW Wind Farm. The line will evacuate the generated power to the already commissioned 132/33kV substation that belongs to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

From the substation, a 33kV transmission line spanning over a distance of 17 km was constructed to link up with the 132/33kV TCN substation at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina along with the extension of the 33kV bus bar.