Ghana: AMERI power plant to start operations in February
The newly constructed AMERI power plant in Ghana is expected to commence commercial operations by February 2016, Energy Commission Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Ampofo has announced.
The power plant is expected to provide additional 250MW of power to the national grid as the country’s power generation capacity is progressing steadily.
According to Kostakis Marismos, METKA Project Manager, the contractors fixing various components of the plant are working 24 hours per day throughout the week to meet the target date.
Dr. Ampofo expressed satisfaction at the quality of work done so far by the contractors and expressed satisfaction over the fire and safety precautions instituted by the contractors.
The power plant has 10 units and five transformers with each unit have the capacity to generate 24MW. Each transformer is capable to support two units while the power that would have been generated will be evacuated through the 161kv substation to interface with the existing network.
The plant will rely on the supply of natural gas from the Atuabo gas processing plant for generation of power. AMERI will construct, operate and transfer (BOT) the plant for 5 years.