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Abeokuta, Nigeria Greenfield Power Generation Plant

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (EIA)

Background
Energy Culture Limited (hereafter referred to as Energy Culture), an indigenous integrated energy company, is planning to develop, construct and operate a power plant under the Nigerian government’s programme. This power plant is being developed to meet the growing demand for power.

The power plant will comprise three gas-powered turbines with a total installed capacity of 147 MW.  Energy Culture is considering purchasing an existing plant located in Europe and relocating it to the site.

The Project will also include a short tie-in transmission line (approximately 500 m) from the Project site to the national grid, a short pipeline spur to receive gas from the existing gas network and the upgrade of the existing access road from the nearby gas metering station to the site (approximately 2.5 km).

Figure 1: Location of Project

 The planned facility requires an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process to be undertaken in accordance with the Nigerian Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act (Act No 86 of 1992) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards. The ESIA will describe the project, the affected areas, assess the likely positive and negative impacts of the project and describe the proposed plans to manage these impacts.  The ESIA Report, along with comments received from stakeholders will be submitted to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv) who will decide whether to authorise the proposed project.

Energy Culture has appointed independent environmental consultants Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and Fugro Nigeria Limited (Fugro) to undertake the ESIA for the Project.

For more information please find a link to the Background Information Document (BID) for the Project below.

Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder engagement is an important part of the ESIA process.  The key objectives for stakeholder engagement are to:

  • inform and educate stakeholders about the Project;
  • gather local knowledge to improve the understanding of the environmental and social context;
  • enable stakeholders to input into the Project planning process and take stakeholder views into account in the development of mitigation measures and management plans; and
  • lay the foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

An overview of the engagement activities that have been carried out to date and those that are planned for each of the subsequent stages will be included within the Scoping Report and ESIA Report which will be loaded on to this website once finalised.

Documents

Background Information Document (BID) (899Kb PDF)

Draft Scoping Report (4Mb PDF)

Draft ESIA Report
The ESIA Report is expected to be completed by April 2015 and will be uploaded to this website once completed.

How to Submit Comments

If you or your organisation would like to make comments on the proposed activity or to register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) and continue to be informed, please submit your comments and contact information to the Tougheeda Aspeling at the following address:

 

Tougheeda Aspeling
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Tel: +27 21 681 5400
E-mail: AbeokutaIPP.ESIA@erm.com