On Monday this week, Côte d’Ivoire added another 180 MW to its Azito gas-to-power complex in Yopougon, Abidjan. The facility has been under expansion since 2019 under the Azito 4 project, which includes the new 180 MW gas turbine inaugurated this week, and a 74 MW steam turbine.
Azito 4 represents an investment of some €330m and is expected to produce about 2 000 GWh every year upon completion. It follows several phases of expansion since the project was initially conceived in the late 1990s under a 24-year concession agreement.
The facility is equipped by GE turbines, including the new GT13E2 2012 MXL2 turbine commissioned this week, which is now the biggest one installed in the country.
Azito successfully monetizes domestic gas produced offshore Côte d'Ivoire by Foxtrot and national oil company PETRO-CI. Its conversion to a combined-cycle facility in 2015 notably helped in reducing carbon emissions by almost 450,000 tCO2e/year.
Details on Azito’s history, operational and sustainability performances are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.