PIC Group: The Success Story at Azura
In May of 2018, construction was completed at the Azura Edo Independent Power Plant, a 459MW simple cycle power plant in Edo State, Nigeria. Azura engaged PIC Group Inc., a power industry service provider to assemble an O&M staff, train and prepare the team to commercially operate and reliably maintain the plant equipment and systems and, ultimately achieve this objective for their facility.
Awarded the IACET award for excellence and innovation in training.
The goal was established to have all operations and maintenance personnel qualified through a blended learning program before the plant turnover date. Training taking place through hands on instruction, e-learning modules, and guided lectures led each participant through a customized curriculum tailored to his or her role at the plant. Full qualification was achieved with documentation and certification that all operations and maintenance personnel completed the training curriculum and successfully passed an oral examination conducted by three senior management personnel and two shift leads.
The Azura Project is made up of over 90% Nigerian workers.
Along with community financial investment, the Apprenticeship Training Program at Azura is functioning to improve the talent pool in the area, building up livelihoods while also satisfying the needs of the Azura plants owners.
Replicating the Success
PIC is seeking to use the accomplishments at Azura as a model for other facilities throughout Africa and is looking forward to meeting with partners, customers, and other stakeholders in the industry, at the 2019 African Utility Week / PowerGen Africa trade show in Cape Town, South Africa. Come visit us at Booth #E64 and online at http://www.picgroupinc.com/