Dumsor to ease: AMERI power connected to national grid

ameri-power-494x330The current load shedding exercise is expected to ease following the completion of work on the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) Power Plant.

The Ghana Gas Company upon a request from the Volta River Authority (VRA) shut down its facility at Atuabo on November 23 to allow the AMERI Power Plant, to be connected to the supply of gas from Ghana Gas.Meanwhile, a statement signed by the Corporate Communications Manager at Ghana Gas, Alfred Ogbamey said the company on November 27 begun the supply of an average 109 million standard cubic feet of gas (mmscf) a day to Aboadze.

“The gas supply is expected to help VRA generate about 600 megawatts of power to the national grid and improve the current energy situation. The Atuabo Gas processing plant has also resumed continuous production of LPG and Condensate,” the statement added.

Ghana Gas was supplying up to 115 mmscf of lean gas to VRA from the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant before the curtailment in supply of gas to Aboadze on 23rd November 2015.

“The Atuabo Gas Processing Plant has the design capacity to process 150 mmscf of gas a day of raw gas from the jubilee Field through the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, out of which 135 mmscf of lean gas is expected to be delivered to the VRA. The FPSO Kwame Nkrumah current maximum operating capacity is 120 mmscf of raw gas a day.”

The AMERI plant was contracted from Dubai by the VRA to augment the country’s power mix.

source: citifmonline.com

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