Geometric Power, Nigeria’s first private integrated power company, appoints veteran power engineer Ben Caven as CEO of its generation arm.
Geometrics is gearing up to begin operations later this year in Aba, Abia State. It is licensed to produce and supply power to the industrial city and neighboring communities,
Impeccable sources told Enugu Metro that Caven will serve as Managing Director of Geometric Power Aba Power Limited (GPAL).
He was variously executive director in charge of engineering, generation, and transmission at the PHCN. Caven is also reputed to have actively participated in the design and construction of power infrastructure in Nigeria.
Power engineers hail appointment
Power engineers received the news of the appointment with general approval.
Engineer Cliff Eneh, former PHCN Senior Manager who joined the academic world after working at Texas Power and Light Company in the United States said it was a good decision.
“Caven was incomparable throughout PHCN history, even in human relations terms. “He is so talented as an engineer. Yet he is so self-effacing and associates with colleagues closely, regardless of their status and backgrounds.
Caven’s appointment also earned praise from the initiator of the South East Nigeria Economic Commission (SENEC), Chris Okoye.
In a message to Company Chair, Prof. Bart Nnaji, Okoye said it was a very good appointment.
“Geometric Power could not have chosen a better person to head Geometric Power Aba Limited, said,
“He is a quintessential and dedicated power engineer well trained in the United Kingdom, as we found out when we did a project for NEPA.”
“In fact, Engr Caven is an outstanding business leader rather than a manager who knows how to manage human resources, materials and financial resources effectively.
“He sets his sights on the future, rather than the present.
“His choice as the Geometric Power Aba Ltd MD shows that Geometric Power group is determined to conduct a 21st century electricity business”.
About Geometric Power
Geometric Power operates gas turbines manufactured by General Electric of the United States, the world’s largest electricity equipment manufacturing firm.
It has a 27-kiolmetre gas pipeline from the Shell flow station Owaza in Ukwa West Local Government Area to the Osisioma Industrial Estate in Aba.
Oilserv Ltd, a leading indigenous engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in Nigeria’s petroleum industry constructed the pipeline.
Geometric Power Appoints CEO for generation