FIPL appoints Nwangwu CEO, targets expansion

The Board of First Independent Power Ltd. (FIPL), a subsidiary of Sahara Power Group, has appointed Dr Kenechukwu Nwangwu as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Kola Adesina, the Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, said the appointment would drive FIPL’s ongoing transformation towards sustainable and efficient power generation, especially in the Niger Delta and South-South regions of Nigeria.

Adesina said, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, that FIPL would ramp up generation via alternative energy sources.

“We are excited to welcome Kenechukwu to the team at a time when Sahara Group is moving swiftly towards more responsible power generation in line with our commitment to promoting environmental sustainability.

“We also believe our young engineers will have a lot to learn from the vast experience Kenechukwu is bringing to FIPL,” he said.

Adesina said since acquisition in 2013, FIPL had achieved a remarkable capacity increase from 143 MW to 429 MW through continuous investment in overhauls, technology and human capital.

He also commended the Rivers government for its unwavering support and contribution to FIPL’s continuing success.

“We will continue to strengthen our collaboration with the government and good people of Rivers towards enhancing industrialisation and galvanising socio-economic growth through FIPL’s efficient power generation and corporate citizenship,” he said.

Adesina added that FIPL’s team of young engineers continued to infuse technology driven solutions that facilitated top performance, while preparing FIPL for a future of smart energy generation powered by a healthy mix of different energy sources.

In his remarks, Nwangwu who brings over two decades of professional experience to FIPL, said he found the FIPL project “exceptional and future ready.”

He said: “Just like other entities under the Sahara Group, FIPL has a unique value proposition for all stakeholders.

“I am delighted to join the vision of bringing energy to life responsibly to all stakeholders with Team FIPL.”

Nwangwu joins FIPL from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., where he was the CEO, SPDC JV Afam VI 650MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.

He led the business creditably with notable achievements in enhancing uptime, optimising production, and reducing generation losses.

Besides being a fellow of several professional bodies, Kenechukwu holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a Graduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Engineering at the SITP/ Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Programme, among others.

With a total installed capacity of 541MW, FIPL is a power generation company located in Rivers, in the Niger Delta region of Southern Nigeria.

FIPL has four power plants under its portfolio strategically located across the State in Afam (180MW), Omoku (150MW), Trans Amadi (136MW) and Eleme (75MW). 

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