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Azito Phase IV enters commercial operation in Ivory Coast

  • a month ago (2022-07-01)
  • David Flin
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Azito Energie , a consortium of Ivory Coast’s IPS-WA , the French utility EDF , and ABB , has announced that its Azito Phase IV power plant is now in full commercial operation. The plant is located in the Yopougon district of Abidjan in Ivory Coast.

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GE provided a GT13E2 2012 MXL2 gas turbine, with power generation equipment, analytics and controls software, and a 20-year service agreement.

The plant will add 180 MW, representing about 8 per cent of the country’s current installed capacity. It is currently the largest gas power plant in the country.

In addition, the Azito power plant will use big data analytics to improve the overall Azito’s fleet performance and make better operational decisions using GE Digital Asset Performance Management (APM) software.

Luc Aye, Managing Director of Azito Energie, said: “Because of its relevance in providing energy to the people of Ivory Coast, the commissioning of the Azito Phase IV power plant is another milestone. The growth of gas-fired power generation plays a critical role in facilitating Ivory Coast’s decarbonisation and energy targets.”