Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country on the southern coast of West Africa. Its political capital is Yamoussoukro, in the center of the country; while its largest city and economic center is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea to the northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south. Its official language is French. The country has a religiously diverse population, including numerous followers of Christianity, Islam, and indigenous faiths.
POWERCHINA started its business in Côte d'Ivoire in 2008 and currently has 6 subsidiaries in Côte d'Ivoire, with 272 Chinese employees and 889 local employees.
Since 2008, POWERCHINA has actively participated in the construction of local power and infrastructure. At the same time, based on the local conditions and the requirement of the government departments and private owners, POWERCHINA has given full play to its professional advantages and continued to expand its business scope. Up to now, POWERCHINA has completed 1 project, with a contract value of about US$572 million; 5 projects under construction, with a contract value of about US$420 million.
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Soubre Hydropower Station Project
Soubre Hydropower Station is located southwest of Côte d'Ivoire, which is the core project of the National Energy Balance Strategy of Côte d'Ivoire. It is the "Three Gorges Project" of Côte d'Ivoire, whose operation model serves an irreplaceable "lighthouse" effect in West Africa. The power station is installed with 3 Francis turbine units of 90 MW and 1 bulb turbine miniature unit of 5 MW, with a total installed capacity of 275 MW, and the capacity of its reservoir is 83 million cubic meters. The project could generate electricity of 1,190 GWh per year. The multipurpose project consists of the powerhouse, spillway, and embankment dam of 4.5 kilometers, etc; its transmission and transformation project includes 380-kilometer lines and the upgrade and reconstruction of the mating transformer substation.
The project was completed on May 12, 2018 and its first unit was put into production and generated electricity on May 25, 2017, eight months earlier than the intended completion date. In the same year, both the second and third units were completed, six months earlier than the intended completion date, which sets a new record in the hydropower construction area in the whole world. Because of its prominent contribution to Côte d'Ivoire, the project won the honorary certificate of the Best Project Award in the energy area of Côte d'Ivoire in 2018, the China-Côte d'Ivoire Cooperation Development Award issued by the Chinese Embassy in Côte d'Ivoire for three times in 2015, 2017 and 2019, and won the POWERCHINA High-Quality Project Award and Luban Prize of China Construction Engineering (Overseas Project) in 2019.