Atuabo gas plant shut for two weeks
The Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) will, from today, Monday, 4 October 2021, commence a two-week routine maintenance shutdown at the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant.
The shutdown, which is expected to end on 18 October 2021, is to allow engineers to carry out maintenance of the plant to ensure its efficient operation.
A statement from the Corporate Communications office of the Ghana National Gas Company said the two-week maintenance would also enable the installation of key components of the processing plant.
“During the maintenance schedule, there shall be an installation of High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) and maintenance works on the replacement of Small Bore Piping (SBP), Heat Exchanges (HEX) cleaning, damaged Product Cooler, defective valves and re-calibration of all our Safety-Critical Equipment including Pressure Safety Valves,” the release explained.
The statement also assured that Ghana Gas is working with stakeholders to minimize any power supply shortfalls.
“The Board, Management and Maintenance team of Ghana Gas wishes to assure all its stakeholders that we will be working with our partners to ensure system stability during the shutdown period and minimize the impact on power supply,” it added.
The authority reiterated that shutdown is within its normal annual routine maintenance plan. A press briefing will be held on Wednesday, 6 October 2021, to give further technical details on the shutdown.