Imota rice mill, others target IPPs for stable electricity supply

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Imota Rice Mill

Following the unreliability of grid power in the Nigeria, Imota rice mill, Lekki Deep Seaport and Dangote are set to depend on self-generation to power the facilities without interruptions, reason the three projects will be run using independent power projects (IPPs).

The Dangote Refinery will reportedly go into production in 2023 and all the three projects are set to increase Nigeria’s energy, agriculture and trade capacities, creating jobs and adding to economic growth.

The 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill which is located in Imota local government area in Ikorodu, is a two x 16 metric tons per-hour mill located on 8.5 hectares of land, with an annual paddy requirement of over 240,000 metric tons to produce 2.5 million bags of 5OKg rice per annum.

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The requirement for the rice mill is 4 megawatts (MW) at full capacity and though currently on the grid, depends on independent power for uninterrupted production of rice.

According to information from Clearing and Forwarding Nigeria, powering the facilities at Lekki port will come from a 30 MW dedicated power plant and a 10 MW emergency power plant as a backup to ensure 24-hour operations.

The refinery is a 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) integrated refinery project under construction in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos state.

Dangote refinery will be powered by a 570 MW Independent Power Plant (IPP). However, the power requirement of the refinery is about 15% of the average power generated on the grid today.

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