Nigeria’s BUA Group and Finland’s Wartsila Oy sign 48MW power project for Sokoto Line 3

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BUA Group, a leading foods and infrastructure conglomerate headquartered in Lagos, has signed a contract with Warsila Oy of Finland for the construction of a 48 megawatt power plant for Sokoto Cement line 3 in Sokoto State.

The announcement comes two months after BUA said it has signed a contract with a world renowned cement manufacturing company, CBMI, for the construction of a new cement line in Sokoto State.

Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Chief Executive Officer of BUA Group signed on behalf of the company while the Head of Africa of Wartsila Oy, Magnus Miemois signed for the multinational company known to provide services for power suppliers, marine, cement and mining industries.

Rabiu, who spoke on the development, said BUA Group was attracted by the incredible track record of Wärtsilä who has provided 1000 megawatt of power in Africa and has 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

The Chief Executive Officer also expressed confidence in the construction of the ultramodern power plant and revealed that Sokoto Cement lines when combined now has a total of about 100 megawatt of power captive. He said “we can’t compromise on our quality. We are known to provide quality products and services to our customers and we are assured that Wartsila aligns with this vision of ours. They have an impeccable and intimidating track record and we are confident that they will deliver on their mandate”.

BUA is Nigeria’s second largest cement producer by volume with key focus on solidifying its leadership positions in the North West, South-South and South-East Markets as well as the export markets in West Afica.


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