470MW Karadeniz Karpowership Osman Khan Inaugurated
A new 470 megawatt capacity powership, Karadeniz Karpowership Osman Khan has been inaugurated in Tema.
The new powership will replace the current 235 Megawatt capacity powership, Aysegul Sultan for the continues supply of power to the National grid.
Mr. Joseph Cudjoe, a Deputy Energy Minister who performed the inaugural ceremony on behalf of the sector Minister, Boakye Agyarko said the project is a major milestone towards Government’s power sufficiency agenda.
He noted that a major challenge facing Ghana’s energy sufficiency is how to ensure availability of fuel.
The Deputy Minister noted that the success of government flagship programme, One District One Factiry (1D1F) largely depends on the available of power hence the resolve to ensure power sufficiency for the country.
He hinted that the powership will be relocated to Takoradi near the Atuabo gas enclave to ensure constant supply of gas for efficiency.
The NPP government he said is committed to develop a financially sustainable energy economy.
Chief Executive Officer of Karpowership, Orhan Remzi Karadeniz said the presence of the project is in complete fulfilment of the contractual obligation to provide the Ghana Electricity Company with 450_megawatt of electricity, which has begun since October this year.
The project he said has added a milestone to the Turkey Ghana relations.
He commended Government for creating an enabling business environment.
Karpowership he said is set to become a backbone to make Ghana an energy export hub and impact on its socioeconomic opportunities.
Mr. Karadeniz assured of Karpowership’s commitment to powering the world.
“At Karpowership, we have invested in technology and innovation to ensure continuity of our ventures that indirectly Turkey’s affinity for growth and development” he said.
Karpowership has also embarked on social responsibility activities in the Manhean community to give back to society.
Karpowership Ghana Country Manager, said the 470-megawatt capacity Plant is largest ever built in the world and the World’s biggest power ship.
By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher