Prior to Cummins West Africa becoming the CPG distributor in Nigeria, the University had to rely on low speed diesel generators, which were installed twenty years ago and had become obsolete and expensive to maintain. The University selected Cummins to replace the system with a robust and reliable power solution.
Cummins West Africa fought off competition from other companies during the bid process and was awarded the contract for the first stage of the proposed 12MVA campus power generation project. The University chose Cummins for its ‘Power of One’ capabilities coupled with excellent customer relationship management skills demonstrated by the Cummins West Africa team.
The main project started in Q1 2010 for the College of Medicine at the university. Installation works began in May 2010 and were completed in October. This involved three C2250D5, one C1675D5 models with MV Synchronisation Panel and Cummins DMC 1000 Panel.
The University of Lagos is made up of two campuses, the main campus at Akoka, Yaba and the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Since its foundation in 1962 the University has grown to accommodate over 39,000 students and has a total staff of 3,365.