In Côte d’Ivoire, projects to make the country a regional energy hub while meeting local demand are continuing. The company to supply the equipment for the Atinkou combined cycle plant has just been chosen, bringing the project closer to its planned end in 2022.
Siemens Energy has signed a contract with manufacturer TSK to provide energy technology and services for the Atinkou gas plant. The 390 MW combined cycle infrastructure will be built in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire.
It will be the first Class F gas turbine plant in sub-Saharan Africa. It is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2022. Atinkou SA, a subsidiary of Eranove, is set up the plant.
Siemens Energy will supply an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST5-3000 steam turbine, a generator, condenser and SPPA-T3000 control system. A long-term service contract has been signed between Atinkou SA and Siemens Energy for a period of 12 years. “Siemens Energy is proud to provide the first-ever high-efficiency F-class gas turbine in the sub-Saharan region,”said Karim Amin, executive vice president of Siemens Energy’s production division.
He adds that “this plant will be the most efficient natural gas plant in Côte d’Ivoire and the region. It will help reduce the region’s carbon footprint linked to electricity generation and support Côte d’Ivoire in its efforts to become a regional energy hub.”
The plant could help solve the problem of offloading that the country has been going through for several days. The untimely outages are due to drought, a lack of natural gas supply and a malfunction at the Azito thermal power plant, according to the Energy Ministry.
Source: Agence Ecofin