China National Petroleum Corporation says that it will secure the financing required for the execution of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline project.
The boost for the project was revealed during a high-level meeting between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and CNPC’s management held on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing, China, according to a statement made available by the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.
According to the statement, the Chinese oil company assured the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, of its unflinching commitment towards securing the funding for the successful financing and execution of the project.
Financing for the 40-inch x 614km AKK gas pipeline is expected to cost about $2.8bn.
While 85 per cent of the money is expected to be provided by the financiers, which include Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, and Infrastructure Bank of China with Sinosure, China’s Export Credit Agency providing insurance cover, the remaining 15 per cent will be provided by the contractors, which include Oilserve/Oando consortium, as well as Brentex/China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau consortium.
Photo Caption: NNPC GMD BARU