From the Field
NNPC to break ground on AKK pipeline
LAGOS, April 9, 2018 – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said Sunday that arrangements for the groundbreaking of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline were underway.
Lot 1, covering 200 kilometres of the 40-inch, 614-kilometre pipeline, was awarded to a consortium of OilServ and Oando as a USD 835-million EPCC and financing contract on Friday.
The 221-kilometre, USD 1.2-billion Lot 3 was won by a consortium of Brent and China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau in May 2017. The final USD 835-million segment is expected to be awarded in the coming weeks.
The Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline will be a contractor-financed project. The total cost of building the northern gas line network will be USD 2.8 billion. The project, part of the Trans-Nigerian Gas Pipeline, is one of three pipes in of Nigeria’s Gas Master Plan.