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Jul 02, 2013

Aggreko doubles Côte d’Ivoire power plant capacity

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Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko will double the generating capacity of its power project in Côte d’Ivoire to 200 MW.

The plant, located in the Vridi area of Abidjan, has been in operation since 2010 when the first 70 MW was installed. A further 30 MW of capacity was added in 2011.

With a booming economy and gross domestic product growth of about 8.5%, demand for energy has been increasing steadily in recent years. The 200 MW from the Aggreko project injects vital capacity into the local grid, helping to keep essential infrastructure and services running, while also ensuring power supplies are maintained to both business and domestic users.

“We are pleased to be adding an additional 100 MW into the national grid as part of our programme of strengthening the energy infrastructure across the country. The 200 MW supplied from the Aggreko plant is an important component of the energy generation mix and helps us maintain supply to our customers, while we develop our long-term infrastructure programmes,” said Côte d’Ivoire power utility CI-Energies director-general Amidou Traore.

By adding large-scale, fast-track interim power, countries can continue to supply the energy required to sustain economic growth, while governments and State utilities work on bringing new generation capacity on line.

“We support our customers by bringing significant generation capacity on line within very short timeframes and without any capital investment. Our solutions address shortages in power generation capacity to give our customers the ability to continue supply, while working to address the gaps in the power supply,” commented Aggreko North and West Africa MD Christophe Jacquin.

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