Ghana Gas to commence supply of gas to Karpowership

Aug 15, 2019

Ghana, Accra

The setting up and laying of pipelines to power the relocated Karpowership from Tema to the Sekondi Naval Base is about 85 per cent complete. Ghana National Gas Company Limited will as a result push its first gas from Atuabo Gas Processing plant to the Power ship in October this year.

Mr Ernest Owusu-Bempah, Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Gas, made this known when officials of the company visited the Karpowership at the Sekondi Naval Base to determine the progress of work.

Mr Owusu-Bempah expressed joy about the work done so far and was hopeful that all things being equal, the powership will become operational come October. He pointed out that pipelines linking from Takoradi Regulatory and Metering Station(TRMS) to the Karpowership which is 8km onshore and 1.3 km offshore, had all been successfully laid, including the tie-in point, adding that the metering gauge and other technical lines are yet to be fixed.

The Head of Communications said “Ghana Gas will be pushing between 60/70million standard cubic feet worth of gas on daily basis which can generate about 470 megwatts of power daily for the country". He also mentioned that Ghana Gas has more than 350mcsf gas and would be able to meet the demands of the Karpowership.

Mr Ernest Owusu-Bempah commended the management and staff of Karpowership as well as all stakeholders for the successful story so far.

The government took a firm decision to move the 470 magwatts Karpowership to Sekondi Naval Base to enable operations to draw natural gas from Atuabo Ghana Gas plant to power the Karpowership.

The 470-megawatts (MW) Karadeniz Powership arrived at the anchorage of the Home Port of the Western Naval Command, Sekondi in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis on Thursday 15th AugustWork has commenced to connect the transmission lines to allow the Karpowership, to resume the supply of power to the national grid after relocating from Tema to Takoradi.

Ghana Gas Communications Contacts
Ernest Owusu-Bempah Bonsu
Head of Communications
Gerard Kyei-Fobi
Corporate Communications
+233 (0)302 744 200

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