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KTPP generators moved to site
 
Posted on: 20-Oct-2013         Source: GNA
 
 
 
Two huge generators for the Kpone Thermal Power Plant (KTPP), has been successfully transported from the Volta River Authority (VRA) warehouse at Tema to the project site at Kpone.

The generators, which weighed 200 tons each, were transported on a 12-axle heavy duty hydraulic trailer brought from Lagos, Nigeria, by Panalpina Company, a Global logistics Company.

Also, two gas turbines, which also weighed 200 tons each, were earlier moved to the concrete foundation site of the plant last Tuesday and Saturday respectively.

Mr Edward Dovlo, Project Engineer for the KTPP said the transportation of both the gas turbines and the generators onto the concrete foundation, marks a major milestone in the development of the Kpone Thermal Power Plant.

He said the smooth transportation of the gas turbines and the generators would be a key landmark in their schedule and that the project is ahead on schedule.

He said the mounting of the gas turbines and the generators would also kick-start all the other mechanical installation of the plant.

Mr Dovlo stated that, with the way work was progressing, the VRA should be able to inject 200 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity into the national grid by next year to minimize the energy shortfall in the system.

He explained that the two gas turbines would be attached to the two generators to make each plant a complete unit generating 110MW each.

He said to ensure the successful transportation of the gas turbines and the generators to the project site, the VRA sought the assistance of ECG, GRIDCO and Vodafone to ensure that electric and telephone lines that would cross the 12-axle heavy duty hydraulic trailer were removed or the power switched off.

Mr Dovlo said after the gas turbines and the generators have been erected on the concrete foundations, the exhaust stack, units and other auxiliary component parts would also be installed.

The 220 Megawatts (MW) plant being constructed by Zakhem International Ltd, the main contractor for the Volta River Authority (VRA), is expected to be completed in 12 months.