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President Denis Sassou Nguesso on 17 February inaugurated a 170MW third turbine at Eni’s Centrale Electrique du Congo (CEC) gas-fired power plant at Côte Matève, in Pointe-Noire’s Arrondissement 6-Ngoyo (Djéno) area. Sassou made the opening a centrepiece of his first visit to the port city in several years, as he seeks to build popular support ahead of presidential elections next year.CEC is now the country’s biggest power producer. Its GT1 and GT2 turbines, which came into service in November 2010, have 314MW installed capacity.