12 July 2013 – Aggreko is to expand its power project in Ivory Coast with the addition of 100 MW of generating capacity that brings the total combined output to 200 MW. The Aggreko plant in the Vridi area of Abidjan has been in operation since 2010 when the first 70 MW was installed.
This was increased by an additional 30 MW in 2011. With a booming economy and GDP growth of around 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 program of strengthening the energy infrastructure across the country,” Amidou Traore, director general, CI-Energies, says. “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.”