Côte d’Ivoire - Azito Power Expansion Project - Phase III

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Dec 2012
Signature Date 18 Oct 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 27,861,097.02
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project consists in the expansion of the Azito power plant in Côte d'Ivoire, by converting the existing simple-cycle power plant with 2 x 144 MW gas-fired turbines, to a combined-cycle power plant through the addition of two heat recovery steam generators, a 139 MW steam turbine generator, and all associated balance of plant. The Azito Energie power plant was commissioned in 2001 as a simple-cycle gas-fired power plant with output of 2 x 144 MW and an 18 km double circuit 225 kV transmission line. The Project should contribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s regaining its former role of a major regional power player. The total cost of the Azito expansion project is estimated at USD 430 million.

Project Objectives

This project aims to increase the production capacity of the Azito plant.


The main beneficiaries of the project are: the local communities of the village of Azito and the village of Béago, the local interest groups (cooperative producers of attiéké, livestock farmers, etc.) as well as the entire population of Côte d'Ivoire.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-FA0-004
Last Update 30 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Email private-sector@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
5.24819 -4.00319 Canal de Vridi
5.30966 -4.01266 Abidjan
5.301 -4.07875 Azito
5.30758 -4.07007 Béago
5.33472 -4.07 Yopougon