In December 2012, MIGA issued guarantees totaling $116.1 million covering an investment by Globeleq Holdings (Azito) Limited of Bermuda in the Azito Thermal Power Plant in Côte d’Ivoire. The coverage is for a period of up to 20 years against the risk of breach of contract.
The project involves the conversion of the existing Azito Thermal Power Plant from simple-cycle to combined-cycle. This will include the addition of a steam turbine generator and heat recovery systems as well as the facilities and equipment required to connect the generator to the plant’s 225 kV substation. The project will add approximately 140 megawatts of installed capacity to the grid, without requiring any additional gas supply, for a total plant installed capacity of approximately 430 megawatts. Since the expansion from a simple-cycle to a combined-cycle plant was foreseen when the first phase of the project was completed in 1999, the related facilities and transmission line were designed to accommodate the full plant expansion and output.
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