GEA Heat Exchangers has secured an order through KEPCO E&C of South Korea for an air-cooled condenser for a power plant on the Ivory Coast. The contract is worth almost $7.3 million.
Ivoirienne de production d´Electricité (CIPREL) is the customer and operator of the cogeneration power plant in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. The World Bank financed the expansion of the power station. The scope of the order includes an air-cooled condenser with duty of 120 MW and 18 fan units. The facility is scheduled to be put into operation in 2015. GEA Energietechnik, a subsidiary of GEA Heat Exchangers, is responsible for executing the project.
The combined cycle power plant (gas and steam) obtains additional steam from waste heat of the gas turbine, which will be transferred into electrical energy by a steam turbine, resulting in more efficient use of natural gas resources. As a result of this overall project, CIPREL expects to enhance the energy efficiency of the power plant by approximately 25 percent, without consumption of additional natural gas. After completion of the power station, the expanded power plant will be the largest on the Ivory Coast and the most important in the region.