Temporary power generation company Aggreko has signed a deal with Ivory Coast to extend its contract for three years, with an option to extent it further two years.
Aggreko’s 200MW gas-fired power project in Vridi area of Abidjan supplies power to Ivory Coast and surrounding countries connected to the Ivory Coast grid.
Aggreko had set up the plant in 2010 having a power generation capacity of 70MW, which was later expanded to 100MW in 2011.
The company further expanded the plant’s capacity to 200MW in 2013 and supplies to the local grid.
CI-Energies Director General Amidou Traore said, "We are pleased to be extending the Aggreko project, which forms an important part of our programme of strengthening the energy infrastructure across the country.
"The 200MW supplied from the Aggreko plant is an important component of our energy generation mix, and helps us maintain supply to our customers while we develop our long-term infrastructure programmes."
Aggreko North and West Africa managing director Christophe Jacquin said: "Our solutions address shortages in power generation capacity, giving our customers the ability to maintain supply while they work to improve their systems."