Greenville LNG has commenced the supply of liquefied natural gas to industries and power stations from its $500m LNG plant located in Rivers State.
Its Managing Director, Ritu Sahajwalia, said the initiative would serve as a catalyst for economic growth and make the LNG available to all across the country.
Sahajwalia, who disclosed this at the inauguration of Greenville LNG customer location at Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Port Harcourt, said the company was set to take the LNG to Kaduna power plant through the use of virtual pipelines.
She said, “We commenced this LNG concept in 2014 and now it has materialised. We have 2,250 metric tonnes of the LNG. That is our capacity and with the view to expand, we will be supplying the LNG to Kaduna power plant in the North and there are other requests from the North.
“Industries are growing and they need the LNG. It is important to state that the LNG is a catalyst for the growth of the country.”
Sahajwalia noted that the LNG could be taken to any location to support businesses, adding that Greenville had demonstrated this by making the commodity available to Dufil.
According to her, there are over 300 LNG trucks in circulation, and the firm plans to inject 5,000 more trucks into the system in the next one year.
The Head of Operations, Dufil Prima Plc, Virenver Pethenia, stated that his firm was gradually switching to the LNG from compressed natural gas and noted that this would enable the company to save cost on energy.
By Okechukwu Nnodim