Côte d’Ivoire - CIPREL Power Expansion Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jul 2013
Signature Date 14 Aug 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 38,231,739.36
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project concerns the fourth extension of a CIPREL power station. The project involves the design, construction and operation of a combined cycle turbine plant in Côte d'Ivoire. With the start of the economic recovery in Côte d'Ivoire and the related increase in electricity demand, the CIPREL (private electricity generation company in Côte d'Ivoire) undertook, at the request of the Ivorian government, studies to define the various scenarios available to increase the capacity of the CIPREL plant through the implementation of a combined cycle turbine. The project includes the implementation of an additional 111 MW TAG (Phase IV A) and a 111 MW TAV equipped with two heat recovery steam generators, and all the rest of the related equipment of the plant (phase IV B). The electricity generated by the new TAG as well as the TAV will be evacuated through the channel of two new bays that will be built at the existing Vridi 90/225 kV substation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve the efficiency of the existing plant by capturing steam to increase the efficiency without additional gas, in order to ensuring a reliable and stable supply of electricity to the economic sectors, social institutions and Côte d'Ivoire, while increasing private sector participation in electricity generation.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Ivorian population and young people who will benefit from the creation of jobs.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-FA0-005
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Email private-sector@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
5.25726 -4.00466 Vridi