NIGERIA – Mamuda Group, one of Nigeria’s leading manufacturing company has inaugurated its multi-billion Naira confectionery factory, under its subsidiary Mamuda Foods Company.
The factory built in Kano State will undertake production of biscuits and chocolates, promoting local manufacturing.
According to an insider’s report, Bosch Thermotechnology, the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient heating products, provided the firm with a 3-ton boiler.
For its energy requirements, Mamuda is leveraging on its recently launched 22.5 megawatts gas power plant.
The powerplant has an installed cryogenic storage tank with a capacity of 110M and will for the start generate 6 megawatts but graduate to 22.5 megawatts when fully operational, reports Business Day.
“As you know the issue of energy has been the number of one challenge that is confronting manufacturing in Nigeria.”Hassan Hammoud – Chief Executive Officer of Mamuda Group
It was established in partnership with Port-Harcourt based Greenville Liquefied Natural Gas Company Nigeria, the major supplier of natural gas to the plant.
With the commissioning of the plant, Mamuda is now self-reliant in power supply.
“As you know the issue of energy has been the number of one challenge that is confronting manufacturing in northern Nigeria, particularly, here in Kano known to be the industrial hub of the region.
“We are glad that the extension of gas supply to this part of the country will no doubt go a long way in addressing this challenge,” said Hassan Hammoud, chief executive officer of Mamuda Group.
Mamuda Group commenced operations as a tannery and later diversified into the agro & allied industry in 1996 with the manufacturing of polypropylene bags for packaging of agriculture products.
Manufacturing industries in the region are mulling establishment of independent power supply, in a bid to reduce costs and over-reliance to the national grids which have been characterized with multiple power disruptions.
Nigerian Breweries Plc, established its first solar roof system at its Ibadan brewery in 2019 with the capacity of 650 kW.
The landmark project was the first of its kind in Nigeria and was installed by CrossBoundary Energy who operates the rooftop facility on behalf of Nigerian Breweries as part of a 15-year solar services agreement.
Under the agreement, Nigerian Breweries will only pay for solar power produced, receiving a single monthly bill that incorporates all maintenance, monitoring, insurance and financing costs.
The solar plant supplies 1 GWh annually to the Ibadan brewery at a significant discount to its current cost of power while reducing the site’s CO2 emissions by more than 10,000 tonnes over the lifespan of the plant.
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