AMEA Power to construct solar farm in Ivory Coast

Jan 17, 2023 12:54 PM ET
  • The 50MW project will provide power for around 350,000 people
AMEA Power to construct solar farm in Ivory Coast
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AMEA Power has actually signed a concession agreement and also 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Ivory Coast government for a 50MW solar PV project.

The facility will be the first solar independent power project (IPP) in Ivory Coast and also situated at the city of Bondoukou in the north-eastern area of Gontougo, 420km northeast of Abidjan.

At an overall investment of around $60m, the solar project is being fully developed by AMEA Power under a build-own-operate and also transfer (BOOT) model and also will generate more than 85GWh of clean power per year, enough for around 350,000 people.

The offtaker for the project will certainly be Compagnie Ivoirienne d'Electricité, which is in charge of the electric network throughout the country.

Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, stated: "AMEA Power is proud to be supporting Ivory Coast satisfy its clean energy ambitions, which will provide investment, job creation as well as sustainable advancement. The country is undertaking an economic as well as social change, which will be driven by the growth of clean power and also is reflective of the broader continent.

" AMEA Power has a proven track record of supplying projects in West Africa. The area has a great amount of untapped potential for renewable energy and also green hydrogen. As AMEA Power broadens its investments throughout Africa, we will work in partnership with governments, businesses as well as neighborhood communities to develop projects."

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