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New powership to add 470MW to national grid

  • SOURCE: Citifmonline | Editor
  • Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has reiterated its commitment to the supply of uninterrupted and consistent electricity to the national grid.

    This assurance was given at the inauguration of its new 470 megawatts Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan at the Tema main harbour yesterday [Thursday] to help in the supply of consistent electricity power in the country.

    This to adds up to the already existing 235 megawatts brought into the country in the year 2015 when Ghana was faced with its power crisis.

    The second Powership deployed to Ghana, has an installed capacity of 470MW and is the biggest Powership in Karpowership’s fleet and in the world.

    The CEO of Karpowership, Orhan Remzi Karadeniz stated that Karpowership’s presence in the country is in complete fulfilment of the contractual obligations for providing 450 MW of electricity to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

    He said the company having fulfilled its contractual obligations with Ghana will position Ghana as an energy export hub in the sub-region.

    He said, “at Karpowership, we have invested in technology and innovation to ensure continuity of our ventures that indirectly demonstrates Turkey’s affinity for growth and development. Today, Turkey exports its value-added products and services in the energy, technology and entrepreneurship sectors. Karpowership has crossed seas and offered the hand of friendship to supply electricity to many countries around the world that are in need of this basic necessity.”

    The Deputy Minister of Energy, Joseph Kudjoe, noted that the success of governments flagship programme of one district one factory would largely depend on the availability and reliability of electricity supply.

    To this end, he said the government in that regard is putting in place measures to offtake gas from the Sankofa field in Takoradi unto the 450mw Karpowership when it is relocated to Sekondi.

    He said “government is paying attention to the erratic nature of gas supply from the West African Gas pipeline and that serious measures are being put in place to develop the indigenous sources including the provision of required infrastructure for liquefied natural gas for various generational plants in the country.”

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