The American multinational conglomerate, General Electric (GE), says it is ready to establish a 200MW combined-cycle power plant at Aboadze in the Western Region. According to the company, when completed, the plant would be one of the most efficient power projects Ghana could be proud of. A release issued to the press by the company in Accra said the plant had the capacity to generate the power needed to supply power to more than one million Ghanaian homes.
Amandi Energy Limited would operate the proposed 200MW combined-cycle power plant at Aboadze in the Western Region on a seven-year Contractual Service Agreement (CSA). “The plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power,” the statement said. Metka, a leading international engineering firm, is the contractor for the project. “This turnkey plant will be powered by GE’s 9E.04 gas turbine with tri-fuel capabilities,” the statement said.
“Our customers have complex fuel needs, and this project illustrates the breadth of solutions we are able to deliver to meet their expectations,” Mr Leslie Nelson, General Manager, Gas Power Systems at GE Power in Sub-Saharan Africa, also said. “We are pleased that our strong regional presence allows us to get power to our customers, like Amandi Energy, quickly and efficiently,” he added.