CENIT Energy Limited (CEL) is a wholly owned Ghanaian company that is a developer, owner, and operator of energy infrastructure projects. CEL’s sole shareholder, CENIT Investment Limited, a special purpose investment vehicle that is owned by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
The fundamental objective of CEL as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) is to contribute to the power generation needs of the country, while showcasing local content capability and capacity to achieve this objective. CEL’s maiden project was the development of the 126 MW (ISO) Tema CENIT Thermal Power Plant (TCTPP) which began commercial operations in October 2012. Net output of the plant is 110 MW.
The plant consists of one open-cycle General Electric frame 9171E Gas Turbine and including all associated Balance of Plant (BOP).
The TCTPP which is designed to generate power over a twenty-five year period, is situated at the Tema Thermal 1 Power Plant (TT1PP) Site of the Volta River Authority (VRA) with whom the plant shares common facilities such as a centralized control room and switchgear building, raw and demineralized water supply, and light crude oil treatment plant and storage tanks among others, through a Shared Services Agreement (SSA) between CEL and the VRA.
An Interconnection Agreement between CEL and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) allows the power generated by the CEL plant to be exported onto the national grid.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Services for the CEL plant is being provided by GTS Engineering Services Ltd, a wholly owned Ghanaian engineering company.
Since achieving Commercial Operations in the last quarter of 2012 the TCTPP has maintained the highest levels of availability and reliability.
CENIT Energy Limited in our bid to develop our local content engaged the services of local contractors with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).