Gas turbine: Rivers to sue Saipem for contractual breach - Punch Newspapers
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22 October 2021Rivers State Government is to initiate criminal proceeding against Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited for alleged breach of trust, which led to abandonment of the state’s gas turbine generator unit and accessories in The Netherlands since 2012.
The Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to Ebiri, the decision to file criminal proceeding against firm was taken at the State Executive Council’s meeting presided over by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.
He quoted the state Commissioner for Power, Damiete Herbert-Millier, as telling journalists after the meeting that due to the abandonment of the gas turbine generator unit and accessories by Saipem, the state government had incurred huge lost in terms of demurrage charges and others. headtopics.com
“Consequently, the council unanimously directed the Attorney General of Rivers State to file criminal proceeding against Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited for her role in this ugly incident,” he said.The council also approved the reconstruction of two roads, Oyigbo-Okoloma and Chokocho-Igbodo totalling 46.5km.
Read AlsoPolice foil theft of N7.2bn gas turbine, arrest vandalsThe Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi, was quoted as saying that the Oyigbo-Okoloma project scope is 19.4km long at the cost of N11.483 billion.He further stated that the reconstruction of Chokocho-Igbodo Road is 27.1km, awarded at a cost of N13.523 billion.
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