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Ghana prepares to switch powership to gas

The 470 MW vessel has successfully been relocated to the country’s southwestern coast, but the switch from fuel oil to gas has been pushed back by a few weeks The 470 MW vessel has successfully been relocated to the country’s southwestern coast, but the switch from fuel oil to gas has been pushed back by a few weeks.
By Felix Janvrin 11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34573
A powership similar to the one used in Ghana. (Karadeniz)

Ghana Grid Co. and Turkey’s Karpowership have completed the relocation of the 470 MW Osman Khan powership from Tema to Sekondi-Takoradi on Ghana’s southwestern coast, where it will be fed by domestic gas from nearby offshore fields.

The powership’s switch to gas is forecast to result in major savings for Ghana, rectifying a strategic oversight by the government of former President John Mahama when it leased the vessel in 2014.

The decommissioning and relocation of the powership took place over a 17-day period in August. The vessel...