Okija power station

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Okija power station is a proposed 1,500-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Anambra State, Nigeria.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Originally announced in 2011,[1] CPG planned the first 495 MW phase of the Okija power station to be up and running by 2021.[2][3] However, in May 2019, GPG was still securing funding.[4]

The three phases are:[1]

Phase 1: Construction of a gas fired power plant in an Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) configuration, with a power output of approximately 495MW (at ISO conditions).
Phase 2: Extension of the OCGT to a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) configuration with a nominal power capacity of approximately 750MW (at ISO conditions), through the addition of HRSG and steam turbines.
Phase 3: Installation of a second CCGT with additional capacity of 750MW (at ISO conditions) to arrive at a plant with a total output of 1500MW (at ISO conditions).

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Century Power Generation Ltd.
  • Parent company: Obijackson Group
  • Location: Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 5.9147, 6.8405 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 1,500 MW[5]
    • Phase 1 open cycle gas turbine: 495 MW (to start 2021)
    • Phase 2 steam turbine: 255 MW (no start-up date)
    • Phase 3 combined cycle: 750 MW (no start-up date)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Project Title – CPG-Okija IPP, CPG project website, accessed Dec 2, 2019
  2. Nigeria: Century Power to build 495MW power plant, ESI Africa, Mar 28, 2017
  3. About CPG, CPG website, accessed Dec 2, 2019
  4. Banks seeking $600m to build 1,500Mw Okija plant, The Nation Online, May 20, 2019
  5. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) For the 495 MW CPG Okija Independent Power Plant, Worldbank website, Jan 2016