San Pedro Port power station

From Global Energy Monitor
Part of the
Global Coal Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related coal trackers:

San Pedro Port power station is a cancelled power station in San Pedro, Kablaké, Bas-Sassandra, Côte d'Ivoire. It is also known as Projet Broto, Broto IPP, Broto Power Plant.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
San Pedro Port power station San Pedro, Kablaké, Bas-Sassandra, San Pedro, Côte d'Ivoire 4.769396, -6.579896 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

Loading map...

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - bituminous 350 ultra-supercritical 2024
Unit 2 cancelled coal - bituminous 350 ultra-supercritical 2024

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Broto IPP [100.0%]
Unit 2 Broto IPP [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): imported


  • Source of financing: China


Broto IPP, a subsidiary of Snedai Group (S.Energies), proposed a 2 x 350 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant in the port city of San Pedro in the Ivory Coast. The project by S.Energies included a proposed multi-purpose industrial terminal to supply coal to the power plant. The terminal would include a bulk dock and a coal dock, for an estimated traffic volume of 4.2 million tonnes per year. A concession agreement for the project was signed in December 2016.[1]

In 2016, it was reported that the estimated cost for the power station was US$800 million, with commissioning planned for 2020-2021.[2]

In September 2018, it was reported that China Power Construction had signed an agreement to fund and construct the plant, as part of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.[3]

In November 2019, PowerChina reported that the plant was "progressing smoothly" but did not elaborate.[4]

An environmental and social impact assessment was allegedly carried out by WorleyParsons and SGS CI. The National Environment Agency (ANDE) also conducted a site visit and appeared to have issued Terms of Reference.[5][6]

Commissioning was planned for 2024.[7]

As of May 2021, it was unknown whether all required permitting was secured or construction underway.


Residents started receiving relocation checks for the project in March 2017.[8] The project appeared to be moving forward in the face of strong opposition.[9] For example, Darlène Kassem, Miss San Pedro 2017, launched a petition against the plant in early 2020.[10] A recent documentary by Filmrya Productions also chronicled numerous community concerns.[11] The plant was expected to displace more than 60 farmers from two communities (Kablaké 1 and Kablaké 2). A few farmers were already mourning the fields of cocoa and rubber trees the project would destroy, and were frustrated about the ways compensation was falling far short of what was promised and what would be needed for adequate relocation. At the same time, the state had promised the four years of expected construction would bring an additional 2,500 jobs to the country and some were eager to see the plant built.[7][12]

Cancellation news

In a November 18, 2021 parliament debate, the Minister of the Environment Jean-Luc Assi indicated the government was renouncing the power station. Snedai Group was looking for new partners following China's coal financing announcements in 2021. A new gas plant was now expected by 2025-2026.[13][14]

In December 2021, the communities which had been fighting for the cancellation for years were demanding an official statement from the government to confirm its abandonment. As of May 2022, it appeared that this advocacy effort remained ongoing.[15] A government planning document allegedly released in June 2022 stated that the government had abandoned coal in favor of gas as an energy source for a future power plant at San Pedro Port.[16]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Gide, counsel to group SNEDAI on building a 2x350MW coal-fired power plant and related infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire," Gide, March 27, 2017
  2. "Infrastructure plans in Cote d'Ivoire's San Pedro set to strengthen region's role in economy," Oxford Business Group, September 15, 2016
  3. "中国电建签署科特迪瓦700兆瓦燃煤电站投资协议和EPC商务合同," 一带一路高参, September 4, 2018
  4. "张念木拜会科特迪瓦总理," 中西非区域总部, November 7, 2019
  5. "Comprendre la centrale thermique à "charbon propre" de San-Pédro," Snedai, accessed May 27, 2021
  6. "Le Projet BROTO IPP," Snedai, accessed May 27, 2021
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Côte d’Ivoire - La future centrale à charbon de San-Pedro divise," AfricActu, January 6, 2020
  8. "S.Energies : IPP Broto, les premiers exploitants ont reçu leur chèque d’indemnisation," Snedai, March 17, 2017
  9. "Les écologistes ivoiriens rejettent la centrale à charbon de San-Pedro," VivAfrik, August 10, 2018
  10. "Société: Miss San Pedro 2017 lance une pétition contre la Construction des centrales thermiques à San Pedro," Akody, January 21, 2020
  11. "San Pedro: A Futuristic Coal Power Plant, Bitterness of the Communities," Eric Biantuadi, posted February 8, 2021
  12. "Construction d'une centrale thermique dans le village de Kablaké: Les populations pressées de voir réaliser," Agence San Pedro Presse, July 13, 2020
  13. "Après la COP26, la Côte d’Ivoire abandonne son projet de centrale à charbon à San Pedro," Le Monde, December 2, 2021
  14. "Centrale à charbon, c’est officiel, la Côte d’Ivoire abandonne le projet de San Pedro," Le Media Citoyen, November 18, 2021
  15. "Twitterstorm: We’re calling for an official statement about the coal power plant project in San Pedro," afrikavuka, accessed December 2021
  16. "Contributions Déterminées au niveau National CDN-COTE D’IVOIRE," République de Côte d'Ivoire, March, 2022

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of coal-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.