Shell’s Afam VI Power Plant in Rivers State has delivered over 20 million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity into the Nigerian grid between its inauguration in 2008 and June 2015, thereby consolidating its position as a leading contributor to the country’s grid generation.
The operations at Afam VI plant have also led to subcontract opportunities and employment for over 150 Nigerians from the 16 host communities.
The milestone 20million MWh of electricity is equivalent to 24-hour power supply to over one million residential consumers or nearly 180,000 medium-sized commercial enterprises for six years.
The power plant was built by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Limited Joint Venture and achieved first power in August 2008, about three years after the contract was awarded.
“The SPDC JV is pleased to be a reliable partner in the quest for stable power supply in Nigeria,”
said SPDC Managing Director and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor.
Located at Okoloma village in Oyigbo Local Government, the plant has an installed capacity of 650MW and consists of three gas turbines each rated at 150MW, and one steam turbine rated at 200MW.