Reid Crowther is able to design and source electrical power equipment suitable for use in Nigeria. If costs are an issue, there is an active used and reconditioned generating equipment market which Reid Crowther is familiar with and which could be the source of cost effective power generation. The types of units suitable for use in Nigeria are:
- Skid Diesel Electric Generators - Generally the largest unit available in this type would be about 2.75 MW. They have the advantage of being readily transportable and needing little preparation at the site. A gravel pad is generally sufficient for placement of the units which are often enclosed on their skid and thus protected from the environment without any need for a structure to enclose them. In terms of fuel they would generally operate on Number 2 diesel in North America and could be configured to run on natural gas if that is an option in terms of availability. Generally these units will not run on heavy fuel oil such as Bunker C fuel or similar products. Reid Crowther can design the facilities to accommodate these units and ensure that they are compatible with Nigerian conditions.
- Larger Heavy Fuel Oil Fired Generators - These units are available in much larger sizes and usually are available in the used market at sizes between 5 MW and 25 MW. The advantage on these units is that they are very robust and heavy, they generally operate at low rpm's meaning that they have a long life and are relatively simple to maintain. They will also operate on heavy fuel oil if configured correctly. The disadvantage is that they are large units and cannot be readily transported without disassembly prior to shipping and then necessary re-assembly at their new location. The costs of disassembly, shipping and re-assembly are very high however the most important aspect is that this work takes time and it means that this type of unit, while very suitable for use in the adverse conditions which pertain in Nigeria, have long delivery times.
- Turbine Generators - These units are usually either trailer or skid mounted and are suitable for use in Nigeria, like the Diesel electric generators they are generally available in sizes up to 3 MW however it was felt that there may difficulties in the staff available to service and maintain these units.
Reid Crowther has undertaken projects involving power distribution. In Nigeria we are able to deal with smaller assignments and have strategic partners with the appropriate skills if there is a need for a larger power distribution project.
Typical Projects by Reid Crowther