Diesel and Gas-Engine Plants in West Africa - other countries
Agbara Unilever
Location: Nigeria
Operator: Unipower Agbara Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 4.25-MW W9L34DF engines CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas, oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Negris Ltd, JVC Ltd
Quick facts: This CHP plant is at Unilever Nigeria 's works in Agbra Industrial Estate, Ogun. The oprator is a unit of Energy Company Nigeria Plc.

Photograph courtesy of JVC Ltd
Posted 26 Jul 2014

Location: Nigeria
Operator: Oando PLC
Configuration: 4 X 3.038 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Oilserve Ltd
Quick facts: This IPP was built to supply power to the Lagos Water Corp water works in Akute, Adiyan, and Iju. These three facilities have a combined water output of 120 mgd and represent over 70% of the total water pumped into the Lagos metro area by LWC each day. The Oilserve work scope included a 13km gas pipeline take-off from Oba Akran which included a underground crossing of the Iju river built using horizontal directional drilling. The plant civil, mechanical, and electrical works were all completed in just under a year.

Photograph courtesy of 234next.com
Posted 24 Mar 2010

Lome Countour
Location: Togo
Operator: ContourGlobal Togo SA
Configuration: 6 X 16.7 MW 50DF engines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: HFO, LFO
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, JVC Ltd
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, ContourGlobal signed a concession agreement with the Government of Togo, and in May 2007, a long-term PPA was secured with the national distribution company. In Jul 2008, the company was approved for $209mn in financing and political risk insurance from OPIC for what comprises the largest electricity investment ever made in Togo. Operations began in Oct 2010. IFC is a 20% investor in the project. The engines can be switched over to natural gas when available.

Photograph courtesy of JVC Ltd
Re-posted 26 Jul 2014

Powership Aysegul Sultan
Location: Lebanon
Operator: Karadeniz Holding AS
Configuration: 9 X 20.8-MW 18V51/60DF engines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: Karadeniz Holding
Quick facts: Karpowership signed two separate 225 MW PPAs with Electricity Co of Ghana for two Powerships, one in Tema Harbor and Takoradi Harbor. The Tema project shown went online in Dec 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Karadeniz Holding AS
Posted 28 Jul 2016

Tower Power
Location: Nigeria
Operator: Tower Power Nigeria
Configuration: 5 X 1.75 MW C1750 N5C engines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: gas
E/G supplier: Cummins
EPC: Gentec Energy
Quick facts: This IPP at Otta, Ogun State, was built by a joint venture of aluminum product producer Tower Group and Powergas International.

Photograph courtesy of Tower Power
Posted 2 Feb 2011


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-Jul-2016