Azura-Edo, the first of its kind in Nigeria
The Azura-Edo IPP is a 461MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine power station, the first project initiated by Azura Power. It is Phase 1 of a 1,500MW IPP facility being developed near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria and is located on a 100 hectare site, large enough to accommodate future expansion of the power plant. After over six years in development, financial close for Phase 1 was reached on 28 December 2015, construction started on 5 January 2016 and the plant started operating in May 2018, eight months ahead of schedule. Siemens and Julius Berger were the joint EPC contractors.