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Ivory Coast Power Project Expansion

Combined 200 MW capacity vital for growing infrastructure, business and domestic services

Posted on July 8, 2013

Aggreko, a provider of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced the expansion of its power project in Ivory Coast with the addition of 100 MW of generating capacity, bringing the project’s total combined output to 200 MW.

The Aggreko plant in the Vridi area of Abidjan has been in operation since the first 70 MW was installed in 2010. This was then later 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.

Aggreko said the combined 200 MW will inject 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.

Economies across Africa are growing at an increasing rate, resulting in an increased strain on power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. By adding large-scale, fast-track interim power, countries can continue to supply the energy required to sustain economic growth while governments and state utilities work on bringing new generation capacity online, the company said.