Omoku-II power station

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Omoku-II power station is a 226-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant under construction in Rivers State, Nigeria.[1]

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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Background

Omoku is one of several National Integrated Power Projects, which have been deemed "critical infrastructure in the generation, transmission, distribution and natural gas supply sub-sectors of the electric power value chain" by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.[2]

In late 2018, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) gave the contract to build the plant to the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) due to delays by the previous contractor Rockson Engineering Limited.[3]

In September 2019, Energy Central reported that construction on the plant was not yet finished.[1] A related transmission line is "pending".[4] The former contractor, Rockland Engineering, said that Omoku was about 87% finished.[5]

Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), opened an investigation into the NIPP power projects for alleged misappropriation of funds. NIPP was set up under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. EFCC arrested several individuals in September 2019.[4]

As of May 2021 and it is still unclear if the plant has been completed.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Omoku Generation Company Limited[6]
  • Parent company: Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)[7]
  • Location: Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 5.38502, 6.66497 (exact)[8]
  • Gross generating capacity (under construction): 226 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[9] gas turbine[9], 113 MW[8] (start-up expected in 2013)[10]
    • Unit 2: Gas-fired[9] gas turbine[9], 113 MW[8] (start-up expected in 2013)[10]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 How 8 NIPP plants scaled up power by 4,000MW, Energy Central, Sep 5, 2019
  2. Power Generation in Nigeria, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission website, accessed Dec 6, 2019
  3. Simon Echewofun, Delays: AMCON seizes Egbema, Omoku NIPP power projects from Rockson, Daily Trust, Dec 27, 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nigeria: U.S.$16 Billion Power Probe - Many Heads to Roll As EFCC's Investigation Deepens, AllAfrica, Sep 8, 2019
  5. Rockson Engineering explains role in uncompleted Power Projects, Nigeria World, Nov 10, 2019
  6. Omoku Power Plant, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, accessed May 21, 2021
  7. Funding and Incorporation, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, accessed May 21, 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Omoku II Power Station (NIPP), NERP website, accessed Dec 9, 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Kenneth Okedu et al (2018). Impact Of The Independent Power Producers And National Integrated Power Projects On The Deregulation Of The Nigerian Electricity Sector, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 20, No.1)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nigeria: FG unveils timelines for completion of 10 NIPP plants, Gas and Oil Connections, Jun 18, 2013