Nigeria: Construction of the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Begins

  • The construction works on the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project is set to break ground this month following a virtual flag-off by President Muhammadu Buhari on 30th June 2020.
  • The project, expected to be completed within a 24-month timeline, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with the capacity to transport about 2.2billion cubic feet of gas per day.
  • This was revealed by Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager for the Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project will be carried out in three phases under a build and transfer (BT) model, in a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement. The first phase covers an area of approximately 200 kilometers between Ajaokuta and Abuja. It is planned to cost about US $855M and it is to be implemented by a consortium comprising OilServe and Oando PLC under an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.

The second phase runs from Abuja Gas Terminal to Kaduna Gas Terminal, a distance of 193 kilometers and it is budgeted at US $835M while the third phase is approximately 221 kilometers from Kaduna to Kano and it is to be executed by the Brentex Petroleum services Limited ft China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering consortium under a US $1.2bn EPC contract

The new pipeline is expected to boost the domestic utilization of natural gas, gas to energy projects plus support the development of the petrochemicals, fertilizer, methanol, and other gas-based industries.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Leave A Reply

About Author

Green Building Africa promotes the need for net carbon zero buildings and cities in Africa. We are fiercely independent and encourage outlying thinkers to contribute to the #netcarbonzero movement. Climate change is upon us and now is the time to react in a more diverse and broader approach to sustainability in the built environment. We challenge architects, property developers, urban planners, renewable energy professionals and green building specialists. We also challenge the funding houses and regulators and the role they play in facilitating investment into green projects. Lastly, we explore and investigate new technology and real-time data to speed up the journey in realising a net carbon zero environment for our children.

Copyright Green Building Africa 2024.