The much anticipated power barges expected to ease the energy crisis in Ghana by producing an estimated amount of 225 megawatts of electricity sets sail to Ghana tomorrow after a short commissioning ceremony.
Reports do indicate that government officials and selected journalists are currently in Turkey for the official commissioning ceremony before the power barge sets sail to Ghana.
The Power Ministry has thus revealed that the said power barge from Karpowership has tried and tested the barge and that all operational measures involving its feasibility has been completed.
Under normal circumstances, the journey from Turkey to Ghana should take 21 days (three weeks). However, The reports show that considering the urgency of needing the barges to cushion the deficit in Ghana's energy production, a fast boat, called a Semi- submersible vessel, has been contracted to pull the barge for it to arrive in Ghana in two weeks.
The power barges were originally scheduled to dock at Tema Port in the first quarter of this year. It was rescheduled to September 2015, but government failed to meet the first two timelines for the arrival of the barges.
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