Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has confirmed to Citi Business News plans to relocate its floating power plant from Tema to Takoradi.
The Company further highlights its intentions to do so by the end of the second quarter of this year.
Ahead of the relocation, the company has held various stakeholder meetings to sensitize stakeholders in the areas about the operations of Karpowership and its contribution to communities.
Residents of Tema Newtown and its surrounding communities had earlier called on government to relocate the Karpowership, as smoke emanating from the power ship was severely polluting their environment.
But in an interview with Citi Business News, Corporate Communications Specialist at Karpower, Sandra Amarquaye said the relocation is part of government’s plans to ensure full utilization of gas resources from the Western Enclave.
““Karpowership will deploy its 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan to the Sekondi Naval Base by the second half of this year. This is in line with government’s plans to ensure full utilization of gas resources from the Western enclave of Ghana. The engagement is to ensure our new stakeholders understand our business and how we operate. At Karpowership, we value our relationship with our local stakeholders” she stated.
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership™ (floating power plant) fleet in the world.
Currently, the company has over 2500 employees, and owns and operates 15 Powerships with an installed capacity of 3 GW, and 5 GW Powerships under construction.
Karpowership is operational in Ghana, Indonesia, Lebanon and Zambia (via Mozambique).
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana