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GE to add 253 MW to Càƒ´te dࢀ™Ivoire gas turbine plant

GE is to carry out a 253 MW gas turbine extension to a power plant in Càƒ´te dࢀ™Ivoire which is expected to deliver 30 per cent of the countryࢀ™s electricity.

The extension of the Azito plant in the Yopougon district of Abidjan is designed to support the countryࢀ™s energy plan to provide reliable and sustainable power.

The plant is operated by Càƒ´te dࢀ™Ivoire power firm Azito Energie and the companyࢀ™s managing director Luc Aye said that following the upgrade the plant will be ࢀœone of the most efficient in the region and will serve as aà‚ modelà‚ for the development of similar power projects in Africaࢀ.

He added that ࢀœproviding reliable and sustainable power is a priority for us. Our plant makes use of Càƒ´te dࢀ™Ivoireࢀ™s supplies of natural gas and with this expansion, we will continue to contribute significantly to the countryࢀ™s energy security and stability.ࢀ

Under the contract, GE ࢀ“ which has worked with Azito Energie to gradually upgrade the plant since 1999 ࢀ“ will supply its GT13E2 gas turbine in combined-cycle configuration, one heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine generator, a condenser and associated systems, plus maintenance services for 20 years.

Once the extension if completed the plant is expected to generate approximately 710 MW.

Elisee Sezan, chief executive of GEࢀ™s Gas Power business in Sub-Saharan Africa, said GE was ࢀœcommitted to the development of Càƒ´te dࢀ™Ivoireࢀ™s power sector and plays a critical role in laying the foundational infrastructure needed to build a modern economyࢀ.

Pamela Largue
Pamela is a senior content creator and editor and has been a part of the Clarion content team for over seven years. She specializes in international power and energy-related content.