Katsina State will be home to First Nigerian wind farm

Katsina State

The small village of Rimi, 25 km south of Katsina City, in Nigeria, will soon welcome a 10 MW Wind Power Plant, which is being built in the area and is almost ready for commissioning.

The project, first envisioned by the Katsina State government, gained full support from the Federal Goverment, through the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP), in 2007. The need to diversify Nigeria's energy mix, to boost electricity generation and have constant power supply, adding to the vast wind resources in the north of the country, were the main drivers for governmental support for this pioneer project in Nigeria.

The contract was awarded by FMP to French contractor Vergnet S.A., a certified wind turbine manufacturer, while the Nigerian company O.T. Otis engineering and the German firm Terrawatt were jointly hired as consultancy firms to supervise the project.

The plant will consist of 37 wind turbines with a rated power of 275 kW each. The average annual mean monthly wind speed at 55 m height for Katsina has been calculated as 6.044 m/s.

This project is being funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.

Further information, including relevant documents, are available in the project page


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