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Business News of Friday, 22 April 2016


Veep unveils tunnel machine for kpone power plant

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur on Wednesday unveiled an ultramodern Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the 350MW Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP).

The TBM, provided by Coleman Tunnelling Africa (Pty) Limited and deployed by the EPC Contractor, is expected to be used to construct the sea water intake and the sea water outfall, which will be used as a cooling system for the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant.

In a brief chat with officials of Cenpower Generation Company Limited after the unveiling of the TBM, the Vice President expressed satisfaction with work on the KIPP project.

He seized the opportunity to appeal to engineering companies to adopt improved ways of drilling to ensure the generation of clean power.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cenpower Generation Company Limited, Theo Sackey, presenting an overview of the project so far, said, “Cenpower Generation is highly committed to delivering the project on time.”

Currently, the KIPP project, which was started in January 2015, is over 40 percent complete.

The EPC contractor for the project is Group Five Power International of South Africa.

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