Work on Karpowership relocation to be completed in August

The Ghana National Gas Company Limited has announced that civil engineering works being done on the relocation of the Karpowership from Tema to the Sekondi Naval Base in the Western Region would be completed at the end of August this year.

The government took a firm decision to move the 450 magwatts Karpowership to Sekondi Naval Base to enable operations draw natural gas from Atuabo Ghana Gas plant to power the plant which is currently lying ideal while a huge sum of dollars is spent on servicing it monthly.

Mr John Hagan, Operations Engineer, made this known during a media soirée at Atuabo in the Ellembelle District where officials of the company took turns to explain the operations of company.

He said the eight kilometre onshore pipelines and 1.3km offshore pipelines have successfully been laid, adding that the project was about 83 per cent complete and was hopeful that it would be commissioned in the third week of August this year.

Mr Hagan said Ghana Gas Company was building a resilient infrastructure in the gas sector, adding that if the company adds up its total supplies to clients, it be would provide close to 53 per cent gas to the national grid which he described as very significant.GNA

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