VRA produces 140mw power from Ghana gas

Copy of Emmanuel Armah-KofiBuah-MP for Ellembele.THE Volta River Authority (VRA), has began the production of electricity of between 130 – 140 MW from the Aboadze complex with gas from Ghana Gas.

This follows the successful processing of approximately 32 – 35 MMSCFD of lean gas by Ghana Gas as at last Monday.

A statement issued and signed by the Board Chairman of Ghana Gas, Dr. Kwesi Boatchway said the company expected that the pace of commissioning will continue to be consolidated over the next two weeks to ramp up gas processing from 60 MMSCFD to the target of 120 MMSCFD by the end of December.

The statement said it was gratifying to note that at this stage, the electricity being generated by the VRA operating units at the Aboadze Thermal Power Complex is currently produced exclusively with gas from the Atuabo plant.

It said Ghana Gas has been advised that the VRA is currently utilizing the available West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) Gas in the Tema power production enclave

It said the VRA will also need to confirm its readiness to take the higher flows as and when it is available.

The full complement of gas requirement at Aboadze and sufficient for the generation of about 550MW of electricity is expected by end of December 2014, subject to the issuance of the requisite permits from the Energy Commission and the Petroleum Commission to allow the company to process and transport gas above 60 MMSCFD.

By Times Reporter

 

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