Construction begins on Ghana's giant gas plant project
Construction of what is set to become the largest gas-fired power plant in sub-Saharan Africa is set to commence in Ghana to take advantage of the country’s rich reserves of natural gas.
The plant, developed by Cummins Cogeneration Limited and WUTA Energy, will generate 300mw of power when completed. The first 140mw phase will be connected to the Ghanian Grid next year.
The plant, to be located in Beyin – a village in southern Ghana on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea – will also employ technology generating additional energy using waste heat.
The two firms involved have already built several smaller gas-based power plants in Nigeria.
“Since the discovery of Ghana’s natural gas reserves, it has been expected that gas would play a prominent role in the country’s energy sector,” said Deepak Khilnani, Chairman of CCL. “As a leading organisation in this industry, CCL is thrilled to be taking steps towards meeting Ghana’s energy needs.”