Power barge enters Ghanaian territorial waters

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    The first emergency 225 Megawatts capacity power barge from Turkey, which was originally scheduled to arrive on Friday morning will now arrive on Saturday morning November 28, 2015.

    The change in arrival follows the delay in documentation and routine formalities at the Abidjan port where the power barge was offloaded by the Black Marlin, a speed deck cargo ship which transported the power barge from Turkey.

    Information available indicates that the power barge which has set sail and is being pulled by two-speed boats heading to Tema Port will enter Ghanaian waters Thursday, November 26, 2015.

    The barge is expected to dock at the Tema port on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at around 8:00 am local time.

    Upon arrival, President John Dramani Mahama is expected to formally inaugurate and inspect the power barge in some 10 days.

    Ghana’s power crises intensified last week after the Aboadze gas plant was shut down to enable the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) Power Plant to be connected to the Volta River Authority thermal plants at Aboadzie.

    When completed the power plant will generate additional 250 MW into the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS).

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