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

Akute
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

Essakane Mine
Location: Burkina Faso
Operator: IAMGOLD Corp
Configuration: 5 X 3.8-MW 12V32 engines, 3 X 1.4-MW C32 engines, 6 X 5.2-MW 12V32 engines
Operation: 2010-2013
Fuel: HFO
E/G supplier: Wartsila, Caterpillar
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This grid-isolated DPP is at a remote mine site 330km from Ouagadougou. It uses heavy fuel trucked in from Benin and Togo. The Essakane mine produces around 365,000oz/yr of gold. To accommodate more hard rock, Essakane underwent a major expansion from 2012 to 2013. with a power plant extension, a new pre-crushing circuit and ore-handling system, along with a SAG mill, ball mill and leach tanks.

Photograph courtesy of IAMGOLD Corp
Posted 26 Mar 2017

 
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

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

Abbreviations

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

Updated 26-Mar-2017

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