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Bolloré Transport & Logistics provides logistics support for the Azito thermal power station in Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan. 08 October 2020

On 18 and 21 August 2020, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire successfully unloaded 900 tonnes of equipment, including a turbine, an electric generator and various other materials, in the Yopougon municipality of Abidjan. The equipment is intended for the construction of the new Azito thermal power station to be carried out by the Spanish supplier and builder, Cobra.

The teams of Bolloré Transport & Logistics implemented innovative logistics solutions at the Port of Abidjan adapted to the reception and handling of equipment from Europe. They shipped the equipment to the Yopougon production site via the lagoon using cranes, self-propelled modular transporters and a barge outfitted by the shipyard operator, Carena.

Joël Hounsinou

Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire

As part of the operation, we notably transported a 361-tonne turbine, one of the heaviest loads ever transported in our country. Our ability to devise logistics solutions to support the completion of this project provides expertise that serves the development of the energy sector in Côte d’Ivoire. The know-how of our teams is an undeniable asset that helps our customers to meet their logistics challenges and thus contribute to the well-being of populations

The power station, which starting in 2021 will produce 253 MW of electricity, will not simply boost Côte d’Ivoire’s electricity production capacities; it will also help to develop an energy mix composed 42% of renewable energies by the end of 2030.  

Bolloré Transport & Logistics, a leading logistics operator, is a long-standing contributor to the growth momentum of Côte d’Ivoire and, through this project, is supporting the implementation in Côte d’Ivoire of a West African energy hub. 

About Bolloré Transport & Logistics en Côte d'Ivoire

Present in Côte d’Ivoire in logistics, rail transport (Sitarail) and port stevedoring (Abidjan Terminal), Bolloré Transport & Logistics currently has over 8,000 Ivorian employees, working notably at its agencies in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Noé, Ferkessédougou and Ouangolodougou. The company is contributing actively to the development of Côte d’Ivoire and investing in the upskilling of its employees. It trains its workforce through the Pan-African Port Training Centre (CFPP) and is forging partnerships with higher-education institutions, including Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Bolloré Transport & Logistics also leads initiatives for the local population in partnership with organisations, assisting young people in their education and social reintegration and working to raise their awareness of environmental protection.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / +33 (0)7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Christian D.Obrou, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire
Tel +225 21 22 04 20 / +225 07 05 00 07 - christian.obrou(at)bollore.com