Project Title – CPG-Okija IPP

CPG obtained a generating license from NERC in September 2012 to develop a 495MW power plant on 31.9Ha of land owned by CPG. The company hired AF-Consult Switzerland to be the Owner’s Engineer for the project. AF-Consult completed the conceptual design for the plant in December 2012, and completed the tender documents for EPC Selection in March 2013. These documents are available for interested EPC bidders to download directly from this website, or from the company's Lagos or Abuja offices.

The project is being developed in 3 phases. The first phase, comprising of 495MW, will become operational in 2015.

  • Phase 1: Construction of a gas fired power plant in an Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) configuration, with a power output of approximately 495MW (at ISO conditions) by September 2015.
  • Phase 2: Extension of the OCGT to a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) configuration with a nominal power capacity of approximately 750MW (at ISO conditions), through the addition of HRSG and steam turbines.
  •  Phase 3: Installation of a second CCGT with additional capacity of 750MW (at ISO conditions) to arrive at a plant with a total output of 1500MW (at ISO conditions).

The entire 1500MW capacity is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Plant Location
The plant site1 is a 31.9 hectares of virgin land wholly owned by CPG, and is situated along the Onitsha–Owerri express road, approximately 25km from the Oguta gas fields, about 15km from Nnewi (one of Nigeria’s major industrial and economic centers), and 25km from Onitsha (another major economic area).

The Project site is bordered on the East by the Ulasi River and on the West by the Onitsha-Owerri express road. It is important to note that Hammakopp Consortium’s base (the Nestoil Groups’ civil construction subsidiary) is located directly opposite CPG-Okija IPP’s site, on the other side of the Owerri-Onitsha express road. This makes it extremely easy for mobilization to the plant site to perform site preparation and civil works required for the Project.

Milestones Accomplished

  • Own 31.9 Ha of land specifically for the CPG-Okija IPP.
  • Obtained a generating license for CPG-Okija IPP.
  • Cleared by the Federal Ministry of Environment.
  • Signed on AfDB as the lead financial arranger for the project.
  • EPC tender documents released. Click here to download.





  • Commenced: 2011
  • Expected
    September, 2015
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Location:
    Okija, Anambra State
  • Client:
    Century Power Generation Ltd.
  • Capacity: