Power Barge Finally Docks At Tema Port, Gets Ready To Be Connected To National Grid

Power Barge Finally Docks At Tema Port, Gets Ready To Be Connected To National Grid

The much awaited 225 MW Karpower barge expected to neutralise the current energy crisis in the country has finally docked at the Tema port.

The vessel carrying the power barge, the Black Marlin, set off from Turkish waters on 6th November, 2015. It got to Ivory Coast on the 22nd of November and finally arrived at Takoradi yesterday, November 27.

Power Barge Finally Docks At Tema Port, Gets Ready To Be Connected To National Grid

A Closer View At The Emergency Power Barge

Meanwhile, the Power Ministry had revealed that consumers will be solely responsible for paying for the fuelling of the Karpower barge.

He, however, explained that experts would have to do inter-connection, after which test-runs would be conducted for weeks before the barge is connected to the national grid.

When completed the power plant will generate additional 250 MW into the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS). Ghana’s erratic power supply is feared to have caused the nation a great deal of loss considering the huge losses accrued by several businesses and the subsequent layoffs in that regard.

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