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Energy Minister Tours CENIT Thermal Power Plant

27th September, 2012
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The Minister of Energy Hon. Dr Joe Oteng Adjei embarked on his a working visit on Tuesday September 25th 2012 to inspect progress of work at the Tema CINIT Thermal Power Plant(TCTPP) and also to familiarize himself with the progress being made on the 126MW plant ahead of its planned commissioning early next month.

The CENIT Power Plant Project which began in September 2011 is being financed by The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) which is their maiden energy sector investment and is aimed at boosting the country’s energy supply by adding a total of 126 mega watts to the national grid.

The Honorable Minister was briefed by the Chief Executive Officer of the CENIT Energy Limited, Mrs. Eunice Britwum on the progress made in the construction of the project; the commission schedule and the arrangement put in place for the commercial take off . He was informed that the primary technical and electrical requirements of the project had all being completed. He was also informed the all the test runs were successful and the plant was ready to generate the targeted 126MW power.

The CEO also indicated that plans were far advanced to bring on board the steam component of the plant that will produce an additional 110MW. The Minister and his entourage were later given a guided tour around the plant to see things for themself.

after the tour the Hon. Minister took the opportunity to speak to the media about his impressions. He stated that he was pleased with work done on the project and commended the Board Chairman and The Director General of the SSNIT for the leadership they offered in making this project a reality. He was also impressed about the level of local content component in executing the project. He was pleased with fact that most of the technical works were done by Ghanaian engineers and encouraged them to collaborate more to bid for even bigger contracts. He said Government on it’s part will always ensure that jobs that can be done by locals are given to them.

He also informed CENIT Energy that,  he had arranged with ECG to help with the Commercial off-taker arrangement. The Minister thank all persons who were involved in helping the project see the light of the day and said he could not wait to be part of the official commissioning of the project which scheduled for 16th October 2012.

Source: Akosua Adu Boahene, Ministry Of Energy 26th September 2012.