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Ghana: non-associated gas development added to energy mix

The global oil and gas company claims that the Integrated Oil & Gas Development Project, located in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, off Ghana’s western coast, is the only deep-water non-associated gas development in sub-Saharan Africa entirely dedicated to domestic gas.

According to a company statement, the gas produced by OCTP will allow Ghana to generate a minimum of 900MW, which could be increased to up to 1500MW.

Construction works of the onshore receiving facility and of the pipeline is proceeding as planned, with 63% progress, and production start-up is expected in 2018, the company stated.

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Business Ghana also reported that the Italian company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to increase the country’s energy supply.

While SADA has allocated land for the project, Eni is said to be holding discussions with regulators in the energy sector, including Bui Power, Volta River Authority and the Ghana Grid Company.

The project was originally set to commence in Q3 of 2017 but had been put on hold due to the current restructuring of SADA to be known as the Northern Development Authority.

Solar PV power plant in Tamale

In response to Akufo-Addo’s enquiry regarding the Italian oil and gas multinational activities in the country, Eni disclosed plans to building a 20MW solar PV power plant in Tamale, Northern Region.

The company is also assessing the feasibility of a floating photovoltaic plant in the Volta basin.


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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.