Benin: Maria Gléta converts to gas

Issue 301 - 30 May 2015
The Maria Gléta thermal power plant has converted to natural gas from aviation fuel, significantly reducing its running costs, but is still not operating at full capacity. Originally planned to run on gas from the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), the plant, built by US company Combustion Associates, was brought into service in December 2013 and ran for seven months on jet A1 fuel. It was placed on standby in July 2014 and replaced by temporary power rented from Aggreko, which supplied 50MW, and MR International, which supplied another 30MW. The government said at the time that the aim was to reduce costs.

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