San Pedro Port power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The San Pedro Port power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in San Pedro, Ivory Coast.


The map below shows the approximate location of Kablaké which is 7 to 8 kilometers from San Pedro and the proposed location for the power station.[1]

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Broto IPP, a subsidiary of Snedai Group (S.Energies), is proposing 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 includes a proposed multi-purpose industrial terminal to supply coal to the power plant. The terminal will 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.[2]

In 2016 it was reported that the estimated cost for the power station was US$800 million, with commissioning planned for 2020-2021.[3]

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.[4]

In November 2019, PowerChina reported that the plant was "progressing smoothly" but did not elaborate.[5]

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 appears to have issued Terms of Reference.[6][7]

Commissioning is now planned for 2024.[8]

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


Residents started receiving relocation checks for the project in March 2017.[9] The project appears to be moving forward in the face of strong opposition.[10] For example, Darlène Kassem, Miss San Pedro 2017, launched a petition against the plant in early 2020.[11] A recent documentary by Filmrya Productions also chronicled numerous community concerns.[12] The plant is expected to displace more than 60 farmers from two communities (Kablaké 1 and Kablaké 2). A few farmers are already mourning the fields of cocoa and rubber trees the project will destroy, and frustrated about the ways compensation is falling far short of what was promised and what is needed for adequate relocation. At the same time, the state has promised the four years of expected construction will bring an additional 2,500 jobs to the country and some are eager to see the plant built.[8][13]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Broto IPP
  • Parent company: Snedai Group
  • Location: Kablaké, San Pedro, Bas-Sassandra district, San Pedro region, Ivory Coast
  • Coordinates: 4.769396, -6.579896 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing: China

Articles and resources


  1. "Figure 2" in "« Réalisations » individuelles et migration sur les fronts pionniers des jeunes Gouro de la région de Zuénoula (Côte d’Ivoire)" maps Kablaké, where the plant is proposed according to the articles referenced below.
  2. "Gide, counsel to group SNEDAI on building a 2x350MW coal-fired power plant and related infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire," Gide, March 27, 2017
  3. "Infrastructure plans in Cote d'Ivoire's San Pedro set to strengthen region's role in economy," Oxford Business Group, September 15, 2016
  4. "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
  5. "张念木拜会科特迪瓦总理," 中西非区域总部, November 7, 2019
  6. "Comprendre la centrale thermique à "charbon propre" de San-Pédro," Snedai, accessed May 27, 2021
  7. "Le Projet BROTO IPP," Snedai, accessed May 27, 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Côte d’Ivoire - La future centrale à charbon de San-Pedro divise," AfricActu, January 6, 2020
  9. "S.Energies : IPP Broto, les premiers exploitants ont reçu leur chèque d’indemnisation," Snedai, March 17, 2017
  10. "Les écologistes ivoiriens rejettent la centrale à charbon de San-Pedro," VivAfrik, August 10, 2018
  11. "Société: Miss San Pedro 2017 lance une pétition contre la Construction des centrales thermiques à San Pedro," Akody, January 21, 2020
  12. "San Pedro: A Futuristic Coal Power Plant, Bitterness of the Communities," Eric Biantuadi, posted February 8, 2021
  13. "Construction d'une centrale thermique dans le village de Kablaké: Les populations pressées de voir réaliser," Agence San Pedro Presse, July 13, 2020

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