Dangote Cement Plant has a production capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum and is expected to be the biggest such facility in the Central African country. The scope of Skipper’s order was to Design, Engineering, Procurement, Supervision of installation of Equipment, Testing, Commissioning of 110/11kV Substation and associated infrastructure at site.
Skipper has been commended again by key stakeholders in West African Governments for the quality of electrical products as well as its strong EPC capabilities.
A team from Federal Minister of Power, Nigeria and Transmission company of Nigeria led by Mrs. Sapke Briskilla Ibrahim, Director (Distribution) visited Skipper factory in Bhiwadi, India on 5th & 6th July, 2017 for Factory Acceptance Test. It was a successful FAT on Skipper made Products.
Engr. Dahiru Isyaku, TCN during his visit said, ” Skipper is growing strength to strength. The new factory is very clean and provides conducive environment for dedicated personnel to operate.
With EHV Transformer manufacturing, Skipper is ready to compete other transformer manufacturers globally. The human resource is highly competent.” Skipper Nigeria has already completed its previous order of 2X60MVA, 132/33kV for the connection of Gurara Hydro Power Project to Kaduna State Industrial area and now is providing the balance material against the variation order. In domestic front, one of the most progressive utility Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd. has awarded Skipperseil with vender development order for 500MVA, 400/220/33kV Transformer on the basis of State of art manufacturing facility at Bhiwadi factory. With this, Skipper has entered into the frontier of Extra High Voltage Power Transformers manufacturing.
Governor-Elect of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, visited the corporate headquarters of SkipperSeil Group on 7th May, 2015 along with his esteemed delegation.
Hon. Governor expressed that he was impressed with the achievements of SkipperSeil Group worldwide and especially in Nigeria. He stressed the need and importance of infrastructural development in Nigeria in the areas of Power Generation and Transmission and Agriculture and said that he looked forward to working with the Company in Katsina State in these sectors.
Among those who graced the occasion were Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Special Adviser on Eko Project, Ms. Ronke Azeez and Consular General of United States in Lagos.
Skipper was proud to welcome the joint power houses of the Nigerian Power Sector to Skipper Corporate Headquarters in Dubai on 25th June 2014. Mr. James Abiodan Olotu, Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (National Integrated Power Projects) and Dr. (Engr.) Abubaker Tambuwal Atiku, Deputy Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria.
Skipper has recently successfully completed a contract for NIPP entailing production and delivery of 9 distribution substations and associated 33kV / 11kV lines across a wide area of coverage in Lagos – Ikeja distribution zone. Mr. Olotu congratulated Skipper for a wonderful business relationship which has culminated in added value for Nigeria’s infrastructure. He added that Skipper has become a blueprint for success in the power and infrastructure industry in Nigeria and an ideal role model for older and newer players in the highly competitive African market. He appreciated Skipper’s efforts to train and develop Nigerian youth in the power industry and contribute to human capacity development in Nigeria.
Dr. (Engr.) Atiku praised Skipper’s product delivery and project execution methodology and expressed confidence in Skipper products with respect to exceptional value for money and durability. He thanked Skipper for being an active participant in the changing landscape of Nigeria and invited Skipper to participate in more transmission projects in Nigeria in the near future.