GE signs 1,000 MW Ghana power plant deal

electricity ghana-drouu sxc.huThe plant is expected to be completed over the next five years. (Image source: Drouu/sxc.hu)General Electric (GE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian government to build a 1,000 MW power plant in the country

The plant is expected to be completed over the next five years in order to support the nation’s power generating capacity, according to Ghana’s Energy Ministry.

The Ministry added that this project will introduce the ‘Power Park Concept’, intended to reduce the cost of power and enable faster implementation.

GE and its partners are planning to establish a comprehensive training programme for the power plant managers and technicians to ensure the appropriate level of skills transfer to local engineers and technicians.

The target of the Ghananian government is to generate a total of 5,000 MW of power by 2016.

Other prower projects in the country include the US$980mn 400 MW Bui Dam hydro-power plant, which is under construction and should be completed by the end of 2013, industry sources said.

 

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