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Nov 5, 2013

General Electric to produce power in Ghana


General Electric (GE) on Monday briefed the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah on the company’s intended 1000 megawatt power project in the country.

Led by Mr Leslie Nelson, Managing Director of GE’s Western and Central Africa Region, the company outlined the various phases of the project, expected to produce more than 1000 megawatts within the next five years.

According to the Managing Director of GE, the first phase of the project includes delivering 360MW by September 2016 followed by 180MW by June 2017.

He indicated that another 360MW would be added by March 2018 at the phase three level with additional 180MW by December 2018.

Mr Nelson said GE and partners plan 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.

Mr Buah said the Government is committed to achieve increased power output through strategic collaboration with private sector investors.

He said Government is putting in place the necessary structures and creating the enabling environment to attract the needed Independent Power Producers to ensure that the country has constant supply of power for economic growth.

Source: GNA