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Ghana: Tema LNG Facility awarded to Micoperi

In West Africa, Quantum Power has awarded Micoperi the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Tema liquefied natural gas (LNG) import, storage, regasification and delivery facility.

According to the Ghana business news, a joint statement by the two companies confirmed the development of the Tema LNG Facility, which is expected to provide the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) the ability to secure competitively priced LNG.

[quote]Matty Vengerik, CEO of Quantum Power, explained that the procedure that led to Micoperi being the preferred bidder was a lengthy one.

He said: “Following the rigorous international EPC tender process, which we launched last year, Micoperi has emerged as the successful bidder.

“We look forward to a professional collaboration to ensure the timely commissioning of this strategic facility, which has the full backing of the government of Ghana.”

2,000MW capacity at Tema LNG Facility

In a joint statement, Quantum Power added: “This [Tema LNG Facility] is expected to supplement indigenous gas, providing significant security of fuel supply and unlocking investment in a new wave of power plant capacity expansion.

“The Tema LNG Facility will have the capacity to fuel over 2,000MW of power generation, and will significantly cut fuel costs for Ghana’s existing thermal power plants and those which will be developed in future.”

Meanwhile, Micoperi said that they are pleased to have been selected for the Tema LNG Facility as the EPC contractor, in consultation with its project partner GNPC.

Micoperi’s vice president Claudio Bartolotti said: “We are delighted to have been selected to execute the EPC for this project of strategic importance, not only for Ghana but also the wider West Africa region.

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