About Us

Ughelli Gas Turbine

Gas Turbine Station located at Kilometre 20 Ughelli-Patani Road, before Ughelli Town

We are committed to powering Nigeria's homes, hospitals, schools and businesses. We are committed to improving Lives and Transforming Nigeria. 

 

 

OUR PURPOSE

To be the best in generation of reliable, stable and high-quality electricity within the Nigerian domain.

 

OUR VALUES

 

Execution:

Getting things done, ownership & accountability, responsiveness. It is our burning desire to always see things to completion in a timely, efficient & effective manner.

Enterprise:

Ingenuity, Determination & Hard work. We have the willingness and determination to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Excellence:

Quality, Distinction, Exceptionalism. We strive to deliver in an outstanding manner consistently.

 

We are leaders in the Nigerian power space and manage Transcorp Plc’s strategic interests in the Power sector.

In Septemer 2012, during the privatization of Nigeria’s national power assets, Transcorp Plc won the bid for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s distressed power generating company, Ughelli Power Plc – operator of Ughelli Power Plant. The $300 million investment was part of strategic investor Heirs Holdings’ commitment to USAID’s Power Africa initiative.

In November 2015, Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited and Ughelli Power Plc merged, and Transcorp Power Limited was born. The merger harmonized the management and operations of Transcorp’s power business for greater efficiency.

When Transcorp took ownership of the 1000MW capacity plant in 2013, our mission was to take it from generating only 160MW of power daily, back to producing at its full 972MW installed capacity.

Today, Transcorp Power has increased its generating capacity by 525%, and plans to grow it to over 3,000MW in the next five years.

 

There's a lot of history here.

Ughelli Power now Transcorp Power is among the 18 electricity successor companies unbundled from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in 2003. Owing to various changes in the Federal Government policies on the electricity industry from 1973 to 2009, Transcorp Power has on various occasions changed its name and outlook.

The station was built in 1964 with an installed capacity of 2X36MW or 72MW from two Stal-Laval gas turbines. Then the station was called Delta I under Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN).

In 1975 six units of  General Electric (GE) Frame 5 gas turbines (20MW each) were installed in the station known as Delta II, after the merger of Niger Dam Authority (NDA), Kainji and the ECN to form the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

In 1978 additional six units of GE  Frame 5 gas turbines, like the ones installed in 1975, were added to Delta Power Station (Known as Delta III) to boost the installed capacity to a total of 312MW, as follows:

Delta I, 2 X 36 72MW
Delta II, 6 X 20 120MW
Delta III, 6 X 20 120MW
Total 312MW

The station was upgraded in 1991 with the addition of 6 X 100MW (600MW) GE Frame 9 gas turbines.

From 2000 to 2008 Delta II and Delta III GE units were upgraded to 150MW station each: built by Hitachi of Japan. The control systems were upgraded to Mark V, a fully computerized control system for Delta II and III. While Delta I was scrapped.

Delta IV control system was also upgraded to Mark V by GE of USA which built the station.

Today, the generation capacity of Transcorp Power stands at 900MW with the Delta II, III & IV running at full capacity. 

 

 

DIRECTORS PROFILES

 

Emmanuel N. Nnorom

Chairman

Emmanuel N. Nnorom joined the Board in 2013. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Holdings Limited. He previously served as CEO of UBA Africa, overseeing United Bank of Africa’s operations outside Nigeria and executing corporate strategy in 18 African countries. Other senior roles within UBA included Group COO, followed by his appointment as UBA’s Group CFO, with responsibility for Finanace and Risk.

He is a qualified chartered accountant, and brings over three decades of professional experience in the corporate and financial sectors, working with publicly listed companies. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Templeton College, and a Prize winner and fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

 

Kalyana Sundaram

MD/CEO

Kalyana Sundaram joined the board in February 2017. He holds an MBA in Advanced Operations Management from the University Technical Malaysia, Melaka and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers, Calcutta India. He is a certified Energy Manager from the Government of India and a certified Boiler Proficiency Engineer from the Directorate of Indian Boilers.

He has over 35 years of hands on experience in the execution and commissioning of various power plant projects, operations, maintenance and performance monitoring in diverse areas, spanning several continents. He is a strong power professional in various fields such as oil & gas, refineries & petrochemicals, polyesters, iron and steel mining, sugar and cement industries.

Prior to joining Transcorp Power Limited, he was vice president for the 726MW Combined cycle power plant (Sagex Oman India) at Tripura.

 

 

Adim Jibunoh

Director

Adim Jibunoh joined the board in July 2017.  He is also President/CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). Prior to this position, he was the Business Development Director at Heirs Holdings Limited overseeing the non-banking financial services investments in the group. He is a First Class graduate in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt. His career in the banking industry spans over two decades. His prior positions have included: Investment Executive at the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank(NIDB-now Bank of Industry); Executive Director at Standard Trust Bank Plc; and the Chief Executive Officer of Continental Trust Bank. He is also a non-executive director of Avon HMO and United Capital Plc.

 

Tony Chukwueke

Director

Director of Transcorp Energy responsible for leading a team of specialists to develop the Company’s Energy Portfolio including the recent acquisition of the 972MW capacity Ughelli Power Plant. He has over 35 years global oil and gas experience in the upstream and downstream sectors.

He holds a B.Sc in Physics, an M.Sc in Applied Geophysics and a Ph.D in Geology, all from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Tony is also the Technical Director of Tenoil Petroleum and Energy Services, an indigenous Nigerian Oil and Gas exploration and production firm wholly owned by Heirs Holdings Group. He provides support and consultancy services to a several oil and gas investors in Nigeria and around the world.

 

Peter Hertog

Director

Peter Hertog joined the Board in November 2012. He is a Dutch National, CEO of the Thomassen Group of companies, an energy supporting business for the Africa, Middle East and Pakistan region. Peter has been based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1992. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, Peter started working for Thomassen International BV, The Netherlands a globally operating OEM supplier of gas turbines and gas compressors to the Electricity Refining and Oil and Gas industries.

Thomassen also owns and operates specialized GT component repair workshop facilities located in the Sultanate of Oman where Thomassen operates and maintains in excess of 1,500MW or thermal power plants using GE-type gas turbines. Other power plant related investments include Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) a privatized utility company in Pakistan, producing 2,300MW of electrical power for the Capital Karachi in the province of Sindh, Peter was a member of the Board of Directors of KESC from the date of privatization in December 2005 till May 2009.

 

Sylvester Monye, MFR

Independent Director

Prof. Monye joined the Board in December 2014. He holds a Ph.D in International Business from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Diploma in Economics from University of London. He was formerly the Special Adviser to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria on Performance Evaluation and Monitoring. In the past he held Board and Governing Board membership positions in International institutions and public bodies. These positions include, amongst others, Executive Secretary, the National Planning Commission; Secretary to the National Economic Council which is the highest economic advisory body in Nigeria and Director, International Economic Relations, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja.

 

Prior to joining government, he was the professor of Marketing, University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany: visiting professor of Marketing and International Business, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Head of Marketing and Strategy, South Bank University, London to name a few.

 

Risqua Muhammed

Director

Mr. Risqua Murtala Muhammed joined the Board in November 2012. He graduated from University of Lagos with a B.Sc in Banking and Finance. He later went on to attain a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the prestigious Cardiff Business School of University of Wales. Shortly after his Post Graduate qualification, he joined Asset Management Group as a Marketing Officer and rose to the position of Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development before becoming Group Managing Director of AMG Petroenergy Limited.

Mr. Muhammed was Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on International Relations and Privatization. Mr. Muhammed is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of AMG Petroenergy Group Limited.

 

 

the electricity produced by Transcorp Power is transported through a network of conductors, to the national grid.

Quick Facts

 

  • Over 49years of Service
  • Transcorp Power has four (4) power plants, Delta I, Delta II, Delta III & Delta IV with the Delta I retired.
  • Transcorp Power has an installed capacity of 900MW.
  • Custom fitted Engine starters in Delta II and Delta III turbines enables the station to black start the National Grid in case of emergency or cases of total or partial system collapses.
  • Transcorp Power provides auxiliary facilities for staff, such as: Staff Housing, Medicare, School and Recreational Club.