GE announced today that it has been selected by Azito Energie S.A. to provide gas turbine technology and services for Azito phase IV power plant, located in the Yopougon district of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. The extension of the power plant will generate 253 megawatts (MW) and will play a significant role in supporting the country’s energy plan.
"We have a long-standing relationship with GE and are thrilled that the Azito phase IV power plant, will also be one of the most efficient power plants in the region and will serve as a model for the development of similar power projects in Africa”, said Luc Aye, Managing Director, Azito Energie S.A. “Providing reliable and sustainable power is a priority for us. Our plant makes use of Côte d’Ivoire’s supplies of natural gas and with this expansion we will continue to contribute significantly to country’s energy security and stability”.
Under this contract, GE will supply its GT13E2 gas turbine in combined-cycle configuration, one heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated systems and maintenance services for 20 years.
GE’s GT13E2 gas turbine offers industry leading efficiency in the E-class segment. It delivers power and performance while offering a flexible extended maintenance concept that reduces operating costs while saving fuel. Upon completion of the Azito phase IV extension, the entire power plant is expected to generate approximately 710MW, representing up to 30% of the nations’ power supply.
Source: Azito Phase IV
Date: Feb 6, 2020