The 504 megawatts (MW) Alaoji NIPP power plant has shut down over cut in gas supply after TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited gas pipeline was vandalised.
TotalEnergies declared a Force Majeure event resulting from its NOPL Line vandalism at KP41 on January 7, 2022, said a statement by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria on Monday.
According to TotalEnergies in a letter to the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), “NOPL pipeline was vandalised on 7th January 2022 at KP41 Alaoma Etche Cluster. The Line Block Valve at KP38 was closed to isolate the sabotage point and depressurization of the line, this will affect gas supply to Alaoji (Power Plant) until further notice.”
As a result of this development, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited stated that: “Gas supply to Alaoji Power Plant was suspended due to this unfortunate event.
“Preliminary investigation to determine the extent of the damage is ongoing, and repair works shall commence as soon as feasible.”
The Management of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited hereby regrets to announce the shutdown of 504MW Alaoji Power Plant on January 7, 2022.