NNPC’s AKK Gas Project Targets Q1 2023 For First Delivery
Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has said that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas pipeline project will make its first delivery in first quarter of 2023.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari said during a tour of the Segment A sites of the facility at Abaji with the Corporation’s board members.
The GMD who was accompanied by other members of his management team stated that as a result of activities around the AKK project, the country will see over eight billion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas injected into the domestic pipeline which will improve power generation, facilitate industrial development, create thousands of job opportunities and deepen domestic gas utilisation.
Kyari, who described the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline as “a signature project of this administration”, said that it was time for Nigeria to take advantage of having the highest gas reserves in Africa.
The Chairman of the Board, Senator Margery Okadigbo, said that based on the magnitude of work done at the various construction sites, the projection to have the first gas by the first quarter of 2023 was realisable.
She noted that the country stood the chance to leverage the current realities to provide solutions to the global gas supply challenge.
Chairman of Oilserve, the Company handling Segment A of the AKK project, Emeka Okwuosa, confirmed his company’s readiness to deliver the project on schedule.
He assured that the project managers and teams were more than competent to deliver the project within record time.
The construction of the 614km AKK Pipeline project was flagged-off simultaneously in Kogi and Kaduna States by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020 to encourage gas utilization and serve as a springboard for the nation’s industrialization.