Emergency power plant operators Karpowership will from Thursday, August 15 shut down its 470MW plant for at least 17 days to facilitate its relocation from Tema in the Greater Accra Region to Sekondi in the Western Region.
The planned relocation is in line with the government’s strategic policy for the power ship to utilize Natural Gas from the Western Enclave, a move aimed at saving the government millions of dollars annually, the firm said in a statement.
The statement released on Monday by Corporate Communications Specialist Sandra Amarquaye announced the schedules for the relocation of the 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan.
“The Powership will depart from the Tema Fishing Harbor on Thursday, August 15 and would berth at its new location within the Sekondi Naval Base on Friday, August 16.
“In light of the relocation, the Powership would be off the national grid for a maximum period of 17 days to enable us to carry out various pre-commissioning works to successfully connect to the 330kV transmission lines in Sekondi.”