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14 March 2017

Ghana: GE to power Amandi project

Multinational power solutions company, General Electric (GE), announced that it has received an order to provide a 200MW combined-cycle power plant, which will be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana.

In December 2016, Amandi Energy declared to have reached financial close for the Amandi project based in Aboadze. Read more...

According to a GE Africa press release, the plant will assist in adding reliable and efficient capacity to the grid, which will help to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power.

The construction process will be overseen by international engineering contractor, Metka.

Amandi project

According to the power solutions company, this turnkey plant will be powered by GE’s 9E.04 gas turbine with tri-fuel capabilities.

Initially the Amandi project was powered by light crude oil, and the switch will be made to indigenous gas from Ghana’s offshore Sankofa natural gas field once available. Read more...

General manager for Amandi Energy Ltd, Ghana, Boaz Lavi, said: “GE’s fuel capabilities are unmatched. Having a turbine that is able to switch between fuels can provide increased plant operability allowing for power generation months before the indigenous gas supply would otherwise be available.”

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is the primary off-taker having signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement.

Combined-cycle power plant

For this project, the power solutions company will in addition provide the steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator, associated balance of plant, and a seven-year CSA.

Once operational, the 200MW Amandi power plant is anticipated to be one of the most efficient power plants in the country, generating the equivalent power needed to supply more than one million homes.

“Our customers have complex fuel needs, and this project illustrates the breadth of solutions we are able to deliver to meet their expectations,” general manager Gas Power Systems at GE Power in Sub-Saharan Africa, Leslie Nelson, stated.

Nelson added: “We are pleased that our strong regional presence allows us to get power to our customers, like Amandi Energy, quickly and efficiently.”

 

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