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Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana

Siemens RotanSabine Dall’Omo emphasised that the project is expected to meet the electricity demand of the people of Ghana. (Image source: Siemens)With an aim to help Ghana meet its industrialisation targets, Siemens and Rotan Power have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a 660MW combined cycle power plant at the Aboadze Power Enclave in the western region

The plant is expected to be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly thermal plants, setting new standards in sub Saharan Africa. It will be built in two phases, with commercial operations date of the first phase scheduled for 2023 and the second phase scheduled for 2025.

The German Export Credit Agency and Euler Hermes are set to provide financing for the project, which would be one of the largest plants in Ghana.

Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, said, “This project underlines the strategic partnership between Germany and Ghana and underpins the engagement of Siemens as leading global technology company in Africa.”

“Together, we will provide electricity to more than five million Ghanaians unlocking the economic potential by using power as a catalyst for socio-economic development,” Dall’Omo added.

Kofi Morna, chairman of Rotan Power, noted that the plant is expected to improve access to electricity to the citizens of Ghana.

Siemens is responsible for the entire EPC turnkey scope. In addition, Siemens will provide operation and maintenance for 20 years.