Ongoing work to enable Ghana Gas supply gas to power the Karpowership is near completion with gas flow expected to start today October 30, 2019
According to the Ghana Gas Company, engineering works, electrical connections and laying of pipelines to the Karpowership at the Sekondi Naval Base in the Western region is about 98 percent complete.
Head of Communication of Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah, told journalists that hydrogen is currently being pushed through the pipelines to flush them and ensure there are no leakages as well as to clear the lines for the free flow of gas.
The government took a decision to move the 470 megawatts Karpowership to Sekondi Naval Base to enable operations to draw natural gas from Atuabo Ghana Gas Processing plant to power the powership.
Owusu Bempah expressed satisfaction about the work done so far. He pointed out that the eight-kilometer onshore and the 1.3 km offshore pipelines linking the Karpowership, and the tie-in point, have all been successfully laid. Also, test of electrical connections and the metering gauge have all been fixed.
Owusu Bempah said Ghana Gas will supply the powership 60 to 90 mcsf gas on daily basis, adding that Ghana Gas has more than 350mcsf gas and has the ability meet the demands of the powership.
He further commended the engineers and all the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the successful relocation of the powership without recording any incidents.
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Head of Communication of Ghana Gas attributed the success story to the indigenization of the company and the putting in place of health and safety measures which he noted has helped the company not to record any incidents.