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Benin: Maria Gléta start-up

The 127MW Maria Gléta power plant near Cotonou was formally inaugurated on 30 August by energy minister Dona Jean-Claude Houssou. The plant comprises seven MAN 18V51/60DF gensets, which will mainly run on natural gas. The plant was built by a consortium including MAN Energy Solutions and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor. It is planned to be expanded to a total capacity of 400MW in a future phase.

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