Rolls-Royce supplies gas gensets for Ghana power project

MTU OE GhanaRolls-Royce has delivered 36 MTU Onsite Energy natural-gas-powered gensets to the Tema thermal power plant in Ghana

The VRA Tema thermal power plant, built and operated by the VPower group in Accra, is scheduled start operation from May 2016. It is expected to play a significant role in stabilising the country’s power supply network.

The MTU 16V 4000 L32 gensets supplied by the company will produce 1,560kW of electric power and will feed 56MW into the country’s public grid. The genset, which is 5.5 metres long, two metres wide and 2.6 metres high, has a bore and stroke of 170x210mm. The gas engines will be serviced by MTU Asia in cooperation with MTU South Africa.

“Our gas-powered engines are particularly well-suited for distributed power plants such as those in Ghana,” said MTU South Africa CEO Andrea Nono, adding, “They offer rapid solutions that can be implemented in a relatively short time and are thus capable of helping to stabilise public power supplies.”

MTU Onsite Energy and VPower have recently announced an agreement strengthening their partnership in power generation markets across China and Asia.

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