Agu-Amorji power station

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Agu-Amorji power station is a cancelled power station in Agu-Amorji Nike, Enugu, Nigeria.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Agu-Amorji power station Agu-Amorji Nike, Enugu, Nigeria 6.5, 7.5 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 115 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Minaj Holdings Ltd [100.0%]


In 2008, the federal government issued its first license to Minaj Holdings Limited for a coal-fired plant to generate a total capacity of 115 MW of electricity.[1]

In 2011, South Korea's Daewoo was chosen by Total E&C Nigeria Ltd as the preferred bidder for a US$733.8 million order to build a 115 MW coal-fired power plant in Agu-Amorji Nike, in the Enugu-East Local Government area of Enugu State. (Related news was behind a paywall, so it is unclear if the update was related to the Minaj Holdings Limited license or a separate proposal.)[2]

An April 2015 document confirmed that Minaj Holdings Ltd held a 115 MW NERC license at Agu-Amorji Nike.[3]

With no recent news, the project appears to be abandoned.

Articles and Resources


  1. "FG Issues First Licence For Coal-Fired Plant To Minaj," Nigerian Muse, February 16, 2008
  2. "S'korean Firm to Build U.S. $734 Million Coal-Fired Power Plant," This Day, January 4, 2011 (paywall)
  3. "Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP)," Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2nd Edition, June 2015

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