BUA Group has signed a contract with Wartsila Oy of Finland for the construction of a 48 megawatt (Mw) power plant for Sokoto Cement line three in Sokoto State.
This is coming two months after the firm announced that it has signed a contract with world’s renowned cement manufacturing company, CBMI, for the construction of a new cement line in Sokoto State.
While the Executive Chairman/CEO, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, signed for the group, the Head of Africa, Wartsila Oy, Magnus Miemois signed for the multinational company known to provide services for power suppliers, marine, cement and mining industries.
The BUA chief said the Group was attracted by the incredible track record of Wärtsilä, who has provided 1000Mw of electricity in Africa and has 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world. Rabiu, who expressed confidence in the construction of the ultra-modern power plant, said Sokoto Cement lines, when combined, have a total of about 100 Mw of captive power.“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,” he said.BUA is Nigeria’s second largest cement producer by volume with a key focus on solidifying its leadership positions in the Northwest, Southsouth and Southeast Markets as well as the export markets in West Africa.BUA’s cement assets include the 6million MTPA Obu Cement I & II plants in Okpella, Edo State and CCNN’s 1.5million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant; and 500,000 Sokoto Cement Plants.