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.