Gov't Welcomes Power Ship To Ghana

The Kar Powership, Ayselsul Suntan, would in the ensuing days be hooked to the Ghana Grid Company’s (GRIDCo) Smelter II station at Tema, ahead of a test run to be conducted on the facility to pave way for power production.

Already, officials of GRIDCo have completed work on the transmission lines which have since been hooked to the Smelter Station, awaiting to further hook the lines to the gantry on the powership.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GRIDCo, Mr William Amuna disclosed this at an inspection tour of the vessel at the Tema Fishing Habour, where the vessel docked on Saturday, November 28, 2015.
The Powership would in the ensuing days begin the production of some 235 megawatts (mw) of electricity, to enable GRIDCo evacuate the power from the facility for distribution.

A second facility with the same megawatts capacity is expected to be delivered soon to Ghana, in consonance with a power purchase agreement (PPA) Karpower Ghana signed with the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Per the agreements, the two powerships would generate some 450 megawatts for a period of 10 years.

Mr Amuna, who could however not give a definite timeline for the beginning of production of electricity from the ship hinted that some engineering works were expected to be carried out by the owners of the power barge.