The Atinkou power plant otherwise known as Ciprel 5 took delivery of reactors, electrical transformers and various electrical equipment.

The material delivered includes:
– 3 autotransformers of 175 tons.
– 2 transformers of 80 tons.
– 2 reactors of 53 tons.
The materials are intended for the construction of 2 transformer stations for the transport of electrical energy which will be produced in the CIPREL 5 plant in Côte d’Ivoire.

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The CIPREL 5 power station in Côte d’Ivoire is a natural gas-fired power station which was developed between 1994 and 2009, in three phases, to which will be added a fourth phase, Ciprel IV. The fourth phase will consist of a new 111 MW gas turbine. It will also include the conversion of the last two open cycle turbines which are combined into cycle turbines. The addition of the two newest gas turbines will allow the plant to generate an additional 800 GWh/year of low-cost electricity. The advantage is that it will not require any additional gas consumption and no other greenhouse gases are emitted. CIPREL and IFC funded the project with a $132.54 million loan to be used for the expansion. To carry out the operation in the best conditions, the Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams deployed innovative logistics solutions at the port of Abidjan. After successful delivery of the materials, they were then transported by road to the operating site, and received by Vinci Energies, the client.

This extension will result in an increase in the total installed capacity of the CIPREL 5 plant in Côte d’Ivoire to 543 MW. This will lead to better access to electricity for Ivorians, and support the economic growth of Côte d’Ivoire. It will also help Côte d’Ivoire achieve its export targets to neighboring countries in the sub-region.

Reported May 2018

Côte d’Ivoire close to $530 million in Ciprel 5 thermal power contract

Ivory Coast is set to build a mega thermal power plant after full negotiations with the local unit of French company Eranove SA over a US$530 million deal. This could result in a 5% increase in the county’s production capacity.

The gas plant which will be owned by the Cie Ivoirienne de Production d’Electricité, known as Ciprel, operator of the West African country’s largest power plant, is expected to have a capacity of 400Mw.

The plant will be based in Jacqueville, 61 km southwest of the commercial capital, Abidjan, close to the country’s offshore gas fields. Ciprel has contracted Siemens AG and Spain’s TSK Electronica y Electricidad SA to help build and supply components for the plant, and construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

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Installed capacity

Although the country is increasingly exporting its surplus needs to neighboring countries such as Ghana, Burkina Faso and Liberia, it has managed to increase its production capacity through major investments in infrastructure, helping the country to accelerate the country’s annual economic growth to more than 8% since 2012.

The country’s installed capacity is around 2,200 megawatts, while peak demand reached 1,148 megawatts in 2014, according to the World Bank. Ciprel’s existing gas-fired power plant in Abidjan produces 556 megawatts of electricity.

“There is a clear effort and commitment from the president to deliver on his promises,” said Kwasi Prempeh, executive director of the Center for Democratic Development, a policy think tank in Accra, Ghana.

December 2018

A 390 MW power plant will be built in Ivory Coast

A 390 MW power plant is to be built in the town of Jacqueville near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Known as Atinkou, the plant is similar to that developed by Ciprel, a subsidiary of the Eranove group and leading operator of electricity production in Côte d’Ivoire. With an installed capacity of 390MW, Atinkou, also known as Ciprel 5 in reference to the four units of this plant in operation since 1994; will use gas-steam “combined cycle” technology which increases energy efficiency.

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innovation

In addition, the Atinkou power plant project will take a technological leap by introducing the first class F gas turbines in sub-Saharan Africa. These innovations will make it possible to produce more electricity without additional gas consumption. The cost of producing electrical energy is thus optimized and the environment is preserved by reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

According to the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Mr. Abdourahmane Cissé, this plant is part of the State’s ambition to strengthen the country’s electricity production capacity through new units operated by experienced private partners to enable Côte d’Ivoire to double its production. energy capacity to 4,000 MW by 2020 and to consolidate its position as an energy hub in the region.

A concession agreement for the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new power plant has been signed between Côte d’Ivoire and the Eranove group.

About Eranove

The Eranove group is a major player in the management of utilities and the production of electricity and drinking water in Africa. The pan-African industrial group has been present in Côte d’Ivoire for several decades (SODECI, CIE, CIPREL, Awale, and Smart Energy), in Senegal (SDE) since 1996, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo via a service contract with Régideso since 2012.

March 2020

Côte d’Ivoire secures financial close for Atinkou power plant project

Côte d’Ivoire has obtained financial closure for the Atinkou power plant project. Marc Albérola, CEO of Eranove made the announcement and indicated that several financing agreements have been signed between the project promoter, the pan-African group Eranove; the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group; and the government of Côte d’Ivoire towards the project.

The financial mobilization was carried out by the IFC with the African Development Bank (AfDB); the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency; the Netherlands Development Finance Corporation (FMO); the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF); as well as the Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund).

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Atinkou Power Plant

The 390 MW Atinkou power plant project which will be built under a public-private partnership (PPP), will be located in Jacqueville near Abidjan. It should be similar to that developed by Ciprel, a subsidiary of the Eranove group and leading operator of electricity production in Côte d’Ivoire.

With an installed capacity of 390MW, Atinkou, also known as Ciprel 5 in reference to the four units of this plant in operation since 1994; will use gas-steam “combined cycle” technology which increases energy efficiency. In addition, Atinkou will undertake a technological leap by introducing the first class F gas turbines in sub-Saharan Africa.

These innovations will make it possible to produce more electricity without additional gas consumption. The cost of producing electrical energy is thus optimized and the environment is preserved by reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

According to the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Mr. Abdourahmane Cissé, this plant is part of the State’s ambition to strengthen the country’s electricity production capacity through new units operated by experienced private partners to enable Côte d’Ivoire to double its production. energy capacity to 4,000 MW by 2020 and to consolidate its position as an energy hub in the region.