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Dec 21, 2011

Equipment for Bui Power Authority

Mr. Gabriel Apatu, the Public Relations Assistant of the Bui Power Authority (BPA) says the authority has taken delivery of three turbines cost $4.7 million whilst $1.7 million for two transformers for installation and production of power at the Bui Hydro Electric Project currently under construction at Bui in the Brong Ahafo Region.


The officer said the Bui Hydro Electric Project, which is currently being implemented, is designed primarily for hydro power generation.  It includes the development of an irrigation scheme for agricultural development and presents an opportunity for enhanced ecotourism and fisheries development. 

Mr. Apatu disclosed this in Accra, stressing that the proposed 400 megawatts Bui hydro power scheme is considered the most technically and economically attractive hydro-power site in Ghana, after the Akosombo and Kpong hydro-power plants.

He explained that, the main components of the Bui Hydro Electric Power Project are a roller compacted concrete gravity dam incorporating a five-day spillway and three penstocks in the middle of the dam, a powerhouse at the toe of the dam on the left bank, tow rock-filled saddle dams on the right bank, a switchyard, 276 kilometres of transmission lines and a permanent bridge downstream of the dam.

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