Proton Delta Sunrise power station

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Proton Delta Sunrise power station is a cancelled 500-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.[2]

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The Project will be built adjacent to two existing power plants -- the Sapele National Integrated Power Project Plant and CMEC/Eurafric Energy Limited Plant [formerly known as Power Holding Company of Nigeria Plant (PHCN)].[2]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 28, 2017.[3]

As of May 2021 the project appears to still be pre-construction. There have been no major updates since 2017 and it is assumed to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Proton Energy Ltd.
  • Parent company: Proton Energy Ltd.
  • Location: Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 5.925611, 5.640089 (exact)
  • Gross Generating Capacity (cancelled):
    • Phase 1: 150 MW
      • Gas turbine units 1-3: 50 MW per unit (to start 2021)
    • Phase 2: 350 MW
      • Combined cycle units (no start date)

Articles and Resources


  1. Proton Delta Sunrise Project, Proton Energy Ltd. website, accessed Dec 9, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Proton Delta Sunrise Initial Project Summary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) website, accessed Dec 9, 2019
  3. PEL - Proton Delta Sunrise Gas-Fired Power Plant 500 MW - Delta - Project Profile, Market Reports Online, Apr 2018