The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the implementing agency for the Ghana Power Compact II, has taken delivery of all the six major transformers procured for the ongoing Bulk Supply Point Project at Pokuase, a suburb of Accra, capital of Ghana.
A statement issued by the Communications and Outreach Unit of MiDA and copied to energynewsafrica.com said the six major transformers for the project arrived in the country from Turkey on April 27, and May 4, 2020, respectively.
The transformers, which came in two sizes, 145 MVA and 39 MVA, would support the operations of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited for efficient and reliable power supply in Pokuase, Kwabenya, Adenta, Oyibi and some other communities in Accra and Nsawam in the Eastern Region of the West African nation.
The statement said the transformers had been subjected to Factory Assessment Tests in the presence of the officials of MiDA, ECG, GRIDCo and other stakeholders committed to the project.
The arrival of the six transformers with its related equipment, MiDA said marked a significant milestone in the construction in the of the first 330kV Bulk Supply Point in Accra, which would be the largest substation in Ghana after completion.
Upon completion, the BSP Project would supply reliable electricity to 350,000 residents within its catchment area, including businesses, public institutions and health facilities.
Meanwhile, work on the Pokuase BSP project is about 61 percent completed and is scheduled to be handed over to ECG and GRIDCO at the end of the first Quarter of 2021.
Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, MiDA and the project contractors have put in place the necessary safety protocols to safeguard the health of workers undertaking the construction works and residents within the project catchment area.
“MiDA is delighted by the fact that the current global challenge posed by the Coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding, such vital equipment has reached Ghana on time and will enable the contractor to complete the project on the scheduled time.”