30 October 2012 - Globeleq Generation, an emerging markets power company, has announced the signature of financing for the 139 MW expansion of its existing 288 MW Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
[img:Hands.thumbnail.jpeg| ]7 January 2013 - Alstom has been awarded a long-term contract to service the Azito plant in the Ivory Coast. The contract covers a 15-year period and includes the delivery of spare parts, reconditioning services and inspection supervision for the power station’s gas turbines and generators.
The Azito power plant, owned by Azito Energie, consists of two GT13E2 gas turbines operating in single cycle mode and is located close to the country's capital Abidjan. The plant provides 288 MW to the grid and accounts for approximately 35 % of the total electricity production in the Ivory Coast.
[img:Worldm.thumbnail.jpg| ]29 January 2013 - The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank, is providing an investment guarantee backing the on-going operations and expansion of a power plant that will boost CÃ´te d'Ivoire's economic recovery.
The project involves the conversion of the existing Azito thermal power plant from simple-cycle to combined-cycle, bringing the plant's total capacity to about 430 MW. The expanded plant will produce more electricity without additional use of gas, resulting in 225,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoidance a year. Upon completion, the Azito facility will become the largest independent power generator in sub-Saharan Africa. The project was recently named "African Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.
[img:d_mikael.thumbnail.jpg|Mikael Karlsson, CEO, Globeleq]4 April 2013 - Globeleq has started construction for the 139 MW expansion of its existing Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The final nominal capacity of the plant will be 420 MW, making it one of the largest and the most efficient thermal power plants in Côte d’Ivoire.