A $12m LPG plant being established in Ikuru Town in Rivers State by Green Energy International Limited, operator of Otakikpo Marginal field in OML 11, would be ready for installation by the second quarter of 2019.
On the 12 million standard cubic feet per day LPG plant, the Chairman, Green Energy, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, said the approval to construct the facility was issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources in August this year, a sequel to the successful submission of the engineering design.
Adegbulugbe, according to a statement issued in Abuja, said that the plant was being constructed in China at a cost of about $12m, adding that the project would ensure zero gas flare in the Niger Delta, under its small-scale gas utilisation programme.
He noted that host communities in the area would get uninterrupted power supply through the company’s gas-to-power project, as six megawatts gas-fired power generators were already on site for installation. Adegbulugbe said that the company had secured a 15MW power generation licence from the National Electricity Regulatory Commission and efforts were being made to increase it to 40MW.