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May 7, 2013

Atuabo Gas processing plant to be completed this year


Ghana’s gas processing plant project at Atuabo would be completed before its deadline this year, Mr. Samuel Agyemah, official of the Ghana National Gas Company, has said.

He said construction of “shallow rafts and pile foundation to carry the gas processing plant is about 90 per cent completed” and four additional units of the plant including air coolers, compressor and tlytol re-generator arrived at the site, and other components the plant would arrive for installation on May 7.

Mr. Agyeman, who made the remarks when Dr. Sipa Yankey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, visited the site, said the project was about 70 per cent complete.

Dr. Yankey inspected construction of 150 millimeter long concrete slope projector off the site and the fabrication centre of the project and visited the “AT059” site where gas pipelines were being laid between Sanzule and Ampain.

Dr. Yankey told journalists that his visit was to ascertain whether or not Sinotec Company, the Chinese firm executing the project, had resumed work after almost 48 hours of suspension due to problem with funding.

He said the problem had been resolved and work had resumed adding that President John Mahama was interested in the project and would ensure that the problem did not recur.

Dr. Yankey said the Ghana National Gas Company was also ensuring that the project continued without any interruption.

Source: GNA