Bolloré helps Côte d'Ivoire reach energy production targets

Bolloré helps Côte d’Ivoire reach energy production targets

Photo source: Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire is making sure that an ambitious power project is brought online on schedule. The Atinkou combined cycle power plant being built in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, formerly known as CIPREL V, is part of the country’s goal to become an energy hub for West Africa. The facility brings additional 390 megawatt of power online, enabling Côte d’Ivoire to reach a productivity of 2,500 megawatts and thus cover the energy needs of the entire population.

To ensure the construction continues on schedule, Bolloré Logistics unit, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire delivered five electrical transformers, two reactors and various electrical equipment for the project during February 2022.

These materials, composed of three autotransformers of 175 tons, two transformers of 80 tons, two reactors of 53 tons and various electrical equipment of 290 tons, are intended for the construction of two transformer stations for the transport of electrical energy produced on the CIPREL V site in direction of the industrial zone of Akoupé-Zeudji.

Bolloré gets innovative

To carry out this operation in the best possible conditions, Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams deployed innovative logistics solutions at the port of Abidjan, adapted to the reception and handling of electrical equipment from Europe. The materials were then transported by road to the operating sites and received by the client Vinci Energies.

“Bolloré Transport & Logistics’ teams have achieved a new feat by carrying out this transport operation for the CIPREL V project. Our expertise in industrial projects allows us to meet all logistical challenges by developing specific solutions for our customers and to reinforce the quality of our services in key sectors such as energy,” said Joël Hounsinou, general director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire.

Joël Hounsinou, general director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire
Joël Hounsinou, general director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire (Photo source: Joël Hounsinou/LinkedIn)

Siemens Energy turbine picked for the Atinkou project

Siemens Energy has been tagged in April last year to deliver its F-class gas turbine for the project. 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.

Owned by Atinkou S.A., a unit of Eranove, the power plant will feature the first F-class gas turbine in the Sub-Saharan Africa. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in late 2022.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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