Ivory Coast GEA

As part of a 255 MW expansion, a cogeneration power plant in Abidjan, Ivory Coast is set to receive a 120 MW air-cooled condenser and 18 fan units from German firm GEA Heat Exchangers.

The 321 MW natural gas-fired plant is owned and operated by the Ivorian Electricity Production Company (CIPREL). Its three-phase expansion, during which it will also receive five GE gas turbines, is financed by the World Bank and is scheduled to be completed in 2015. A planned further expansion phase is set to switch to combined-cycle turbines, bringing the plant’s capacity to 543 MW.

Ivory Coast GEA
CIPREL expects the facility’s energy efficiency to increase by 25% after expansion, without additional fuel consumption. The project will contribute toward reducing power generation costs for local consumers, expanding a reliable power supply network and supporting economic growth in the region, GEA Heat Exchangers said.

The expanded power plant will be the largest on the Ivory Coast.

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