Afam VI power station

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Afam VI power station is an operating power station of at least 650-megawatts (MW) in Afam, Okoloma, Rivers, Nigeria.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Afam VI power station Afam, Okoloma, Rivers, Nigeria 4.849527, 7.256933 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit CC1: 4.849527, 7.256933

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit CC1 operating[2] fossil gas - natural gas[3] 650[4] combined cycle[4] 2008[4]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit CC1 The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd [100.0%]


Afam VI is a combined cycle power plant which consists of three gas turbines, each rated at 150 MW, and one steam turbine rated at 200 MW.[5] The plant was commissioned in 2008.[5] It is one of the four Afam gas plants in Rivers State, including Afam (FPL) power station (360 MW), Afam IV power station (450 MW), and Afam V power station (276 MW).

In 2016, the plant was estimated to have supplied approximately 12% of Nigeria’s grid electricity.[6]

In November 2017, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission renewed the power generation license for Afam VI Power Plant.[7] From 2008 to 2017, the plant delivered over 25.97 million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity into the grid.[8]

In February 2018, LAGOS, General Electric’s Power Services business, signed a Multi-year Service Agreement (MYA) with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) for the Afam VI power station.[9] In addition, the order includes GE’s MXL2 upgrades to increase the plant capacity by up to 30 MW. An increase in efficiency will result in significant fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions.[10]

In 2018, the plant was providing electricity to power over 3 million Nigerian homes at peak performance.[9] With the grant, the plant was expected to improve its availability, reliability, and output for up 200,000 Nigerian homes while decreasing operational costs.[9]

Articles and Resources


  1.!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xf944de1c4b70ff35!2sAfam+VI+Power+Station+(IPP)!8m2!3d4.8497648!4d7.2566999!3m4!1s0x0:0xf944de1c4b70ff35!8m2!3d4.8497648!4d7.2566999. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Archived from the original on 27 November 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Archived from the original on 02 June 2021. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Karl, Anja. "Afam VI CCGT produces record capacity in May - Gas To Power Journal". Archived from the original on June 2, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  6. "Nigeria: NERC extends Afam VI Power Plant generation licence". 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  7. Retrieved 21 June 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "SPDC JV's Afam VI power plant secures licence for another 10 years". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "GE to Help Increase Output and Reliability of Shell Petroleum Development Company's Afam VI plant in Nigeria - GE News". Archived from the original on June 2, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  10. "SPDC JV'S AFAM VI POWER PLANT SECURES LICENCE FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS". Shell. 21 November 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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