Overview

In February 2020, GE was selected by Azito Energie S.A. to provide gas turbine technology and services for Azito’s phase IV power plant, located in the Yopougon district of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.

The challenge

After a decade of instability, Côte d’Ivoire’s quality of life and economy are both bouncing back, and the government has committed to providing reliable, affordable electric power for the country’s residents.

The solution

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. The extension of the power plant will generate 253 MW and will play a significant role in supporting the country’s energy plan.

Outcomes

Helping to build a modern Côte d’Ivoire

35

countries with a GT13E2 gas turbine

57 million

equivalent households per day powered by the GT13E2 globally

710 MW

generated by the phase IV power plant

of the nation’s power supply

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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. 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 the country’s energy security and stability.

Luc Aye

Managing Director, Azito Energie S.A.

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 710 MW, representing up to 30% of the nation’s power supply.

Since 1999, GE has provided maintenance services at the Azito power plant, with the first combined-cycle power plant connected to the grid in 2015. Earlier this year, GE announced the successful execution of GE’s MXL2 upgrade solution for the GT13E2 gas turbines at Azito III site, as part of a contract which will increase the power plant’s production by 30 MW, equivalent power for up to 24,000 homes.