The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Duport Midstream Company Limited, Dr. Akintoye Akindele, has said that its Energy Park in Edo State has the capacity to supply Benin Republic gas to meet its energy needs for the next 100 years.
Mr. Akindele said this during a visit by a delegation from Benin Republic, which comprise the Technical Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Republic of Benin, Badarou Raoufou; Marcus Fabrice; Dahome Edouard and Tokoudasba Eneric and other officials of government, in Egbokor, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
The MD expressed appreciation to the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government for supporting the project and creating the right environment for businesses to thrive in the state, which informed the company’s decision to invest in the state.
He added that apart from gas and refining, the company generates power and can store and restore data.
He noted that the facility in Orhionmwon has access to multiple gas fields that can be linked with pipelines for backup and scalability.
On his part, the Edo State Commissioner for Mining and Energy, Engr. Ethan Uzamere, said aside from gas and oil, Edo State is blessed with abundant mineral resources, adding that the development of the Benin River Port and the Edo Inland Dry Port would accelerate the movement of minerals and other commodities from the state to other countries in Africa and beyond.
According to Uzamere, “As you may be aware, Edo State is also big in mining. We have a high supply of bitumen just to mention a few. Because we are a logistic hub, that is why we are developing the Benin River Port which will help in the transportation of minerals and other commodities. So, we are looking forward to seeing you doing business in Edo State apart from the gas you came for.”