Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, one of the independent power producers in the West African nation, Ghana, has announced that its 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan in Tema will be off the grid on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
This is in preparation for the relocation of the powership to the Western Region.
A statement issued by the Communication Department of the company said: “The Powership will depart from the Tema Fishing Harbour on Thursday, August 15 and would berth at its new location within the Sekondi Naval Base on Friday, August 16.
“In the light of the relocation, the Powership would be off the national grid for a maximum period of 17 days to enable us carry out various pre-commissioning works to successfully connect to the 330kV transmission lines in Sekondi,” the statement said.
The relocation is in line with government’s strategic policy for the Powership to utilise natural gas from the Western Enclave.
This would save the government millions of dollars annually.
“Karpowership would keep all its stakeholders informed on further updates about the project,” the statement concluded.
It is not clear whether the shutdown would lead to power outages.
Meanwhile, power transmission company, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), is expected to issue a statement to this effect.