The Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has announced a planned shutdown of gas supply from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah from Monday, May 28.
The shutdown which is expected to last 21 days is to allow for turret remediation works of the FPSO.
“The above-mentioned gas works are critical as they would significantly increase the amount of natural gas to run the power generating facilities at Aboadze and improve the overall reliability of power supply to the country,” a joint statement issued by the Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo) and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Monday explained.
The exercise is not expected to affect gas supply from the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme (TEN) oil fields, the statement said.
“There will therefore be only a minimal loss of some power generation from VRA plants at Aboadze and the AMERI plant,” it said.
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It noted, however, that any loss in power generation from the West will be offset by generating additional power from the Tema area.
“We shall institute measures to the extent possible, to prevent any supply disruptions.We take this opportunity to assure electricity consumers and the general public that the power situation will be managed in the most efficient manner during the period to address any challenges in power supply,” it further assured.