A major leap toward establishing the Federal Government’s proposed Transformer Manufacturing plant and High voltage Testing Laboratory was recorded yesterday as Sixty (60) Engineers from the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) departed the country to China for Training.

The training programme for 60 Enginneers has the target to establish a fully indigenous Transformer plant to be operated and managed by Nigerians with local content as priority. The Transformer Manufacturing Plant and Testing Laboratory are to be located at the Power Equipment and Electrical Machinery Development Institute (PEEMADI), Okene, Kogi State. PEEMADI is one of the Institutes under NASENI.

The Engineers, on completion of their trainings, are to return to Nigeria to deploy different specialisations which they acquired in China along manufacturing line of transformer plant and High-Voltage Testing Lab, including the production of components and spare parts, bolts and nuts, machines and other equipment used globally to drive the power sector.