First F-class turbine going to sub-Saharan Africa
By Jack Burke28 April 2021
Côte d’Ivoire facility going online in late 2022
Siemens Energy will supply equipment for a 390 MW combined cycle power plant, including the first F-class gas turbine in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Spanish contractor TSK will serve lead the construction of the Atinkou (formerly known as Ciprel V) plant to be built in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire. Owned by ATINKOU S.A., a subsidiary of Eranove, the plant is scheduled to begin operations in late 2022.
Siemens Energy’s scope of supply includes one SGT5-4000F gas turbine and one SST5-3000 steam turbine, each along with a generator, condenser and an SPPA-T3000 control system. Additionally, a comprehensive 12-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) has been signed between the end customer ATINKOU S.A. and Siemens Energy.
“Siemens Energy is proud to be supplying the very first, highly efficient F-class gas turbine to the Sub-Saharan region, thereby continuing our commitment to improve access to reliable and affordable energy in West Africa,” said Karim Amin, executive vice president of Siemens Energy’s Generation Division. “Supported by our state-of-the-art technology and services, this power plant will be the most efficient natural gas fired power plant in Côte d’Ivoire and in the region. It will help to reduce the area’s carbon footprint from power generation and support Côte d’Ivoire in its efforts to become a regional energy hub.”
The SGT5-4000F gas turbine provides high performance, low power generation costs, long intervals between inspections, and a service-friendly design. Optimized flow and cooling add up to high gas turbine efficiency and economical power generation in combined cycle applications.
In March 2020, Siemens was awarded a contract from the same EPC, TSK, to deliver an SGT-800 gas turbine, generator and other key components for Eranove’s 65 MW combined cycle Kékéli Efficient Power plant project in Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa.