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Ghana’s WAGP reverse-flow project comes online

The Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project is set to come online this month, significantly improving the country’s power sector reliability and energy security The Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project is set to come online this month, significantly improving the country’s power sector reliability and energy security.
By Felix Janvrin 6 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34284
Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi in Ghana. (Jonathan Ernst, Word Bank)

The key issue: The Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project, otherwise known as the West African Gas Pipeline reverse-flow project, is expected to finally start operations this month.

Interfax analysis: Ghana’s Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP) has been linked to the offshore West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) – which transmits gas west from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The TTIP will initially be able to transport a maximum of 1.7 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) east from Ghana’s Aboadze terminal to power plants at Tema. The...