Ghana receives 225 power units to boost electricity supply

Ghana's state owned power producers Volta River Authority (VRA) Tuesday received a gas-powered power unit to produce additional 250 Mega Watts (250 MW) for the country.

Power Plant
Power Plant

Information made available to Xinhua at the Ministry of Power said this is expected to considerably ease the challenge of power generation and distribution.


The 10-unit power plants, each with a capacity of 25MW, being installed at Aboadze, near Takoradi, 218 km west of the capital, was delivered by United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Africa and Middle East Resource Investment (AMERI) under a Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) agreement with the Ghana government.

The Power Ministry explained that AMERI would operate and maintain the plant which has a 20-year life span for five years before handing it over to the VRA.

It added that the plant would be run on gas from the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant (GPP) which processes gas from the Jubilee field.

The power from this plant would be supplied to the country’s power mix at a cost of 14.5 cents per Kilowatts Hour (14.5 CENTS /KWH).

Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday also commissioned in Turkey the 225 MW power barge built by Karpower, a Turkish firm, to help alleviate the crippling power shortage in the country.

According to reports by the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, the barge, first of two to be delivered by Karpower, has set sail and is expected in Ghana after two weeks. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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