The Abuja Power Plant is 1,250MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by China Machinery Engineering, General Electric and NNPC. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 33.34%, 33.33% and 33.33% respectively.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant. The fuel will be procured from Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit I) consists of 1 steam turbine.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit II) consists of 1 steam turbine.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit III) consists of 1 steam turbine.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

China Machinery Engineering is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the gas fired power project.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit I) will be equipped with GE Vernova GT13E2 gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit II) will be equipped with GE Vernova GT13E2 gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines.

Abuja Power Plant (Abuja Power Plant Unit III) will be equipped with GE Vernova GT13E2 gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines.

GE Vernova is expected to perform operations and maintenance for thermal power project.

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About China Machinery Engineering

China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) is a construction and engineering company. It offers services such as engineering contracting, preliminary project consultation, project design, construction, procurement, installation, and development services. It also carries out trading activities covering a range of machinery and equipment such as electrical, mechanical, transportation, mining, and engineering equipment; pharmaceutical, paper, and packaging machinery; and manufacturing machinery and equipment. CMEC also provides logistics services, exhibitions, tendering agencies, export and import agency, and design services. It has operations in China, Pakistan, the Republic of Angola, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Argentina, the US, Laos, Ukraine, Zambia, and Others. CMEC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About General Electric

General Electric Co (GE) is an industrial conglomerate. It provides a range of industrial, infrastructure and financial products and services. The company offers a wide range of products and services from aircraft engines and systems, healthcare systems and pharmaceutical diagnostics, power generation, and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. It also offers a comprehensive range of financial services to its customers. The company serves water, oil and gas, power, energy management, aviation, healthcare, digital, transportation, appliances and lighting industries, among others. It has operations in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa and other regions; and has manufacturing facilities across the world. GE is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the US.

About NNPC

NNPC Ltd (NNPC), formerly Nigerian National Petroleum Corp, is a vertically integrated oil and gas company. It explores, produces, refines, transports and markets oil, refined petroleum, petrochemicals and associated by-products. The company operates through a network of refineries that produce products such as linear alkyl benzene, benzene, polypropylene, heavy alkylate, and kerosene, among others. It also provides transportation services. The company operates through subsidiaries that encompass the entire spectrum of oil industry operations, including exploration and production, gas development, refining, distribution, petrochemicals, engineering and commercial investments. NNPC serves customers in Nigeria and internationally. The company also produces biofuels and carries out the commercial exploitation of other renewable energy resources. NNPC is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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