Beginning today, the 470 megawatt Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan of Karpowership Ghana Company Limited goes off the national grid for it to be relocated in the Western Region.
Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan leaves the Tema Fishing Harbour on Thursday and berths at the Sekondi Naval Base on Friday, Karpowership Ghana Company Limited disclosed in a statement.
According to the company, the relocation would not travel beyond 17 days.
“In the light of the relocation, the Powership would be off the national grid for a maximum period
of 17 days to enable us to carry out various pre-commissioning works to successfully connect to the 330kV transmission lines in Sekondi,” the statement emphasised.
The company added that the removal of the Powership from Tema to Aboadze in the Western Region was strategic especially since it would utilize natural gas from the Western Enclave and ultimately save the government millions of dollars yearly.
The Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan was brought into Ghana as part of a power purchase agreement signed between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Karpowership Ghana Company Limited to provide a total of 450 megawatt capacity and feed it directly into the national grid for a period of 10 years.