Nigerian engineers are to work with China to produce Nigerian-made transformers by 2020. Engr. Mohammed Haruna, the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), made this known on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja,
Haruna said that the aim of the partnership was to put an end to the power supply challenge in the country. He said the partnership with the Chinese government will witness the setting up of a factory in Nigeria for the production of transformers which will begin in 2020.
According to him, NASENI would look forward to launching made-in-Nigeria transformers soon.
He said that the partnership would see more than 307.5 million dollars used to implement three main projects critical to addressing Nigeria’s power needs, namely: electric power transformer production as well as the establishment of both a High Voltage Testing Laboratory and the setting up of Solar cell Production Facility (phase one and phase 2). (NAN)