Cote d'Ivoire - Atinkou (CIPREL V) 390 MW Gas Power Project (AFDB-P-CI-F00-011)

  • Ivory Coast
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Jun 5, 2019
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Government of Ivory Coast
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 57.44 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 79,781,717.22
Converted using 2019-06-05 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

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The Atinkou 390 MW gas power project has been selected by the GoCI as a priority project to meet baseload requirement of Cote d'Ivoire and strengthen its status as first energy exporter in the region due to its combined cycle technology which provides with unique efficiency levels. It complements the Bank's efforts to improve power generation, trade and transmission in the sub-region through the Cote d'Ivoire - Liberia - Sierra Leone - Guinea (CSLG) power interconnection project. The project, together with Azito IV, is primarily designed with the aim to replace the inefficient emergency plant of Aggreko (200 MW), Vridi plant (100 MW) and Ciprel I (99 MW).The project will also provide the necessary baseload backbone for the implementation of planned intermittent solar and hydro projects. In order to strengthen the Ivorian electricity network, the Atinkou power plant, built on a 30-hectare site, will have a capacity of 390 megawatts (MW). The project, to be carried out in two phases, calls for the construction of a 255 MW gas turbine within 18 months and the completion of the combined cycle, consisting of a 135 MW steam turbine and a heat recovery boiler, within 9 months. Eventually, the Taboth power plant will supply more than 2,800 gigawatts/hour of energy per year to the Ivorian power grid.

The project aims at the design, construction and operation of a new 390 MW combined cycle power plant (CCPP) on a 30 h.a. site in Taboth village, Jacqueville, Cote d'Ivoire. It is primarily designed with the aim to displace inefficient and old thermal plants such as Aggreko and Vridi power plants which carry a heavy burden on the financial situation of the sector. The new power plant will be the most efficient gas power plant in Cote d'Ivoire and the West Africa region, while also helping in reducing the carbon footprint from power generation.

The Atinkou project is a key project for the sustainability of the Ivoirian energy sector. Its implementation will improve the financial situation of the sector in the medium to long term. Furthermore, the project will foster economic and social inclusions through job creation during construction (c. 800 jobs) and over 75 permanent jobs during operation.

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