Thermal Power Plants

Thermal power plants are one of the main sources of electricity in both industrialized and developing countries. The variation in the thermal power stations is due to the different fuel sources (coal, natural gas, naptha, etc). In a thermal power plant, one of coal, oil or natural gas is used to heat the boiler to convert the water into steam. In fact, more than half of the electricity generated in the world is by using coal as the primary fuel.

The function of the coal fired thermal power plant is to convert the energy available in the coal to electricity. Coal power plants work by using several steps to convert stored energy in coal to usable electricity that we find in our home that powers our lights, computers, and sometimes, back into heat for our homes.

Coal Based Power Plants

On average Coal-fired power plants currently fuel 41% of global electricity and thus they play a vital role in electricity generation worldwide. This may be attributed to the wide spread availability of coal and the ease of setting up a coal based power plant.

Skipper’s has already initiated the process since 2012 and now in advanced stages of setting up 3 nos Coal based power plants in the Northern Axis of Federal Republic of Nigeria. The availability of Coal of good grade and sufficient water in the area makes it highly suitable for running Coal based power plants in the region. Further, the coun-

-try is growing strongly and the demand is going to outstrip the supply 2 times over in the coming few years. This makes the investment very strategically attractive for the company and gives it a long term foothold in the country.

The company is also setting up a 300MW coal based power plant in the Republic of Benin, for which the land approval and marking of the site has been already initiated. Further, we are in advanced stages of receiving the necessary statutory clearances from the authorities on the construction and running of the plant. Here, Skipper plays both the role of investor as well as a contractor in setting up the plant.

Gas Based Power Plants

Gas based power plants are gradually increasing their market share in the power generation market, which can be attributed to the simplicity of the power plant and lower space requirement and even lower impact on the environment. Gas based power plants are available in both Open and Combined cycle power generation methods, where

combined cycle power plants are more efficient as they recover the heat that is wasted in the exhaust gases. Skipper has also adopted the technology and has actively forayed into Gas based power plant. It is currently in advanced stages of setting up a gas based 225 MW combined cycle power plant at Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria.

Heavy Fuel Oil Based Power Plants

Heavy fuel oil (HFO), or “residual fuel oil” is residual fluid of very high viscosity, tar-like mass which remains after crude oil has been cracked to produce lighter hydrocarbon products such as methane, hydrogen, petrol (gasoline), distillate diesel fuels and heating oils or feedstock for lubricants.

Skipper offers proven power plant solutions based on Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) fired engines. Such plants can also be designed for dual fuel intake such as HFO and natural gas. From rapid installation to end-to-end operation and support, Skipper’s HFO-based power stations are of international make and

are renowned for generation of power efficiently and cost-effectively over a broad range of requirements. Skipper installs and commissions HFO power plants while ensuring the highest levels of quality, performance and safety.

Skipper has already supplied and installed 32 MW HFO power generating plant in Republic of Niger having the distinction of giving trouble free services for the last 4 years. Skipper can offer customized solutions on different technology platforms best suited to its customers depending upon the demand, availability of dual fuel and budgetary constraints.

Skipper’s heavy fuel oil power plant solutions offer numerous benefits, like:


  • Better performance and high efficiency of its engines and generator
  • Better performance and high efficiency of its engines and generator
  • High quality and reliability of project execution and machine installation
  • Low Maintenance costs and thus lower ownership costs


  • – Concept to commissioning solution provider
  • – Feasibility studies
  • – Detailed Project Report
  • – Civil Infrastructure
  • – Installation and Commissioning
  • – Turbines
  • – Boiler System
  • – Electrical Balance of Plant
  • – Operation and Maintenance