National Integrated Power Project

The NIPP was planned as a ‘Fast Track’ Project with 7 Power Stations conceived by the immediate past President Olusegun Obasanjo's Administration of the Federal Government of Nigeria to address the twin issues of low power generation and gas flaring from oil exploration in the Niger Delta region.

Power plants planned include:

  • Ihovbor Power Station Benin, Edo State with the capacity of 4 x 125MW
  • Calabar Power Station, Cross River State with the capacity of 5 x 125MW
  • Egbema Power Station, Imo State with the capacity of 3 x 125MW
  • Gbarain Power Station, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State with the capacity of 2 x 125MW
  • Sapele Power Station, Delta State with the capacity of 4 x 125MW

Project Parties

Employer: Ministry of Energy (Power) Niger Delta Power Holding Company

Design Consultant: Lahmeyer/Otis Engineering (International/Local)

Project Consultancy: SeWa/AETS (APTEC Engineers Technical Services)- International/Local

EPC Contractor (BOP): Consortium of Marubeni Corporation of Japan and Marubeni (West Africa) Limited

OEM Contractor: General Electric Corporation of U.S.A

Commencement Date: 20th December 2005

Estimated Completion Date: 19th December 2008 (24 months Project Execution Period & 12 months Defect Liability Period) EPC Contractor (BOP)

Commencement Date: 16th February 2006 Estimated completion Date: 15th December 2007(22 months Project Execution Period)

This project was conceptualised as an intervention project to comprehensively address the state of electricity infrastructure in Nigeria. It is designed as a fast-track approach to improving the country‘s electricity power supply through the implementation of Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Gas Supply projects.

The main thrust of the project is the design, manufacture and supply of seven new Gas Turbine Power Plants with the provision for conversion to combined-cycle operation.

SeWa (previously STEAG Encotec West Africa) and APTEC were contracted as one of the Project Consultants of the Federal Government (Ministry of Power) for the power plants being built. The following are the services rendered:

  • Assist in EPC Contract Award
  • Engineering design vetting
  • Procurement Monitoring and Acceptance (FAT)
  • Site erection supervision
  • Project management Owner’s Engineer duties
  • Pre-commissioning and commissioning approval
  • Technical support during Defects Liability Period (12 months)

Aptec Engineers Nigeria Limited (AENL)and Steag Encotec West Africa (SeWA) is the Consultant to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)The parent body of the NIPP. PHCN started several power projects in 2004 to comprehensively address the state of the electricity infrastructure in the country with open cycle power plants. The Phase II Power Projects in Nigeria consisted of an extension of four Open Cycle Power Plants under construction to Combined Cycle plants.

After several technical studies were completed, the project changed course to increase power output and improve thermal efficiency. After several adjustments, the total additional Phase II power plant output will contribute to increase total generation in Nigeria by 2,430MW.

SeWa was also contracted as Consultant by Power Holding Company Nigerian (PHCN) for the extension to combined cycle of four plants built under Phase I.

The following are the services rendered:

  • Review of Contractor’s Technical and Financial proposals
  • Advise on adequacy of Contractor’s Technical proposal
  • Negotiate total Phase II budgetary price
  • Recommendation of Phase II Project Cost
  • Represent Client as Owner’s Engineer
  • Preparation of Contract Documents

The Ministry of Power working with various engineering companies is supporting this national presidential vision and initiative.

For clarification, SeWa and APTEC are individual companies sharing some management and financial resources. APTEC is incorporated both in Nigeria and UK.


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