Etelebou power station
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Etelebou power station was a 60-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant, which started construction but was delayed in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
As of December 2019, the project has not progressed in more than four years and appears to be cancelled.
The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Imiringi - Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Planning for Etelebou power station began in 2005 and construction began. By 2009, delays to the project occurred due to distribution issues with the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
Funding also became an issue. A 2010 prospectus written by FBN Capital explained that
- "The proposed Etelebou Gas Turbine project (“the Etelebou Project”) is for the supply and installation of 3x20MW gas turbines for Kolo Creek station. This is expected to generate a combined 60MW. The installation of the Etelebou gas turbines was awarded to Codel International Energy Limited in June 2005, at an initial cost of N7.7 billion."
The prospectus estimated that the project would need an infusion of 1,831,512,523 Naira (Nigerian currency) to be completed, which could be done in 9 months because the project was 87% finished. It is not clear if the project got that infusion.
Etelebou power station is sited at Kolo Creek Power Station at Imiringi, which suffers occasional outages. One outage lasted at least two years during which the Kolo Creek turbine was refurbished.
A 2014 presentation by the Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency mentioned that Kolo Creek had been upgraded from 20 MW to 71 MW, and that a joint venture between Bayelsa State, IPP Energy Limited, and GMB Leasing Partners Canada hoped to bring in an additional 100 MW. It did not mention the Etelebou power station or its 60 MW, meaning the project likely has been cancelled.
- Sponsor: Bayelsa Electricity Co Ltd.
- Parent company: Bayelsa Electricity Co Ltd.
- Location: Imiringi - Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
- Coordinates: 4.8722360, 6.3757890 (exact)
- Gross capacity (cancelled): 60 MW
- Gas turbine units 1-3: 20 MW per unit (no start-up date)
Articles and Resources
- FBN Capital, Bayelsa State Government Bonds Due 2017 – Prospectus (June 28, 2010), DocPlayer website, accessed Dec 10, 2019
- Nigeria’s Bayelsa State To Export Electricity Countrywide, NS Energy, Apr 2009
- Bayelsa Owned Imiringi Gas-Turbine To Be Fully Back On Stream Soon For Improved Power Supply, The Nigerian Voice, Apr 8, 2014
- Bayelsa State Govt Re-starts Kolo Creek Gas Turbine, ThisDay, Apr 29, 2017
- Kemenanabo: Bayelsans Will Enjoy Uninterrupted Power Supply, ThisDay, Jul 17, 2015
- Freda Ruth Murray-Bruce, TRANSFORMING THE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE IN BAYELSA STATE-POWER, Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency, Mar 21, 2014
- Sustainable Remediation and Rehabilitation of Biodiversity and Habitats of Oil Spill Sites in the Niger Delta, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Mar 2013