The Ghana Gas Company Limited will push its first gas from the Atuabu gas processing plant to the Karpowership by October 31st.
Communications Director for Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah made this known in an interview.
He said the laying and setting of pipelines to power the Karpowership had also been completed and currently undergoing tests.
“After the purging of the nitrogen gas they try and do the technical works to see whether the pipelines are clean, everything is okay and there are no problems with the pipeline. It’s a technical engineering work as I always say and they have to go back and forth to make sure that everything is on point before they do that.”
“So expectedly ,if everything goes on well, by 31st October we’ll push our first gas into the Karpowership. We’re expected to deliver almost about 60 to 90 million cubic feet of gas daily and if everything goes on well we can deliver about 470 megawatts of electricity for the people of Ghana,” he stated.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in 2014 signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Karpowership Ghana Company Limited to provide a total of 450MW capacity, and directly feed it into the national grid for ten years.
The Powership, first located at the Tema Fishing Harbor relocated to the Sekondi Naval Base in August 2019.
The relocation was in line with the government’s strategic policy for the barge to utilize Natural Gas from the Western Enclave to save money for the country.
After being shut down for over three weeks due to the relocation, the company began power production in September.