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Gas project to be completed by December

The National  Gas  Processing  Project is expected to be completed by end  of this year.

Began in August, the first  phase involves  the laying of offshore  and inshore  pipes  from the Jubilee field  through  Atuabo  to  the Takoradi Thermal  Plant  at Aboadze.

Dr. Sipa Yankey, the  chief  executive  officer  of the Ghana  Gas  Company  Limited   disclosed  this to  the press after  inspecting  some 6,953 pieces of imported pipes  from China for the project.

The company  has already  taken  delivery  of  the first  consignment  of over 3,000 pieces  of pipes  from China.

Dr. Sipa  Yankey  said the  first phase, which  is estimated  to cost  about  $750 million, is being  undertaken  by Sinopec International Petroleum Corporation of China .

Dr. Sipa Yankey  said  enough  pipes had been  made  available  for the first  phase  to take off and the  second  phase, which includes assembling  of plants  at  Atuabo, is expected to take  off next month.

He said  the Gas  Processing  Plant  would  initially  produce  150 Million metric  standard cubic  feet  of gas  a day. With the production level expected to be increased to 300 million metric standard cubic feet.

Progress  on the National  Gas Project  comes  against  the backdrop  of the damage  to the West Africa  Gas Pipeline  (WAGP), which  has forced  energy  suppliers  in the country to rationalize power  to the Ghanaian  consumer.

The West Africa  Gas Pipeline  Company  Limited  supplies  gas  the Asogli Power  Plant  in Tema  and the Takoradi International  Company (TICO) for the  production of power, the main  processors of gas  into electric  power  in the country.

According  to the company , the WAGP  has developed  serious  leakage  in the Lome segment, which  has resulted  in a break  in the flow  of the gas.

Madam  Harriet  Brobbey, General  Manger  in charge of  corporate affairs  of the company, told  the media  over  the weekend  that a vessel ran into  the pipeline  and forced  a portion of the line  to burst.

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