Atuabo Gas Plant shut down for maintenance

Atuabo Gas

The Atuabo Gas Plant in the Western Region will be shut for 14 days effective Monday 5th October 2021, a statement from the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has announced.

The facility will undergo some maintenance works by engineers within the 14-day period help improve its capacity of continuous productivity as well as prolong its lifespan.

In a statement, Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) said although the maintenance work was originally scheduled to last for 48 days, the timely intervention measures by stakeholders of Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) including Tullow Oil, ENI, Volta River Authority (VRA), MLE, Tullow Oil, ENI, and Volta River Authority had it reduced to 14 days.

“During the maintenance shutdown, there shall be an installation of High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) and maintenance works on the replacement of Small Bore Piping (SBP), Heat Exchangers (HEX) cleaning, replacement of damaged Product Cooler, replacement of defective valves and re-calibration of all our Safety Critical Equipment including Pressure Safety Valves (PSVs).”

“The key benefit of this shutdown is to enhance operability and reliability of our processing and transportation infrastructure.”

“The Board, Management and Maintenance team of Ghana Gas wishes to assure all its stakeholders that we will be working with our partners to ensure system stability during the shutdown period and minimize the impact on power supply,” excerpts from the statement said.

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The Atuabo Gas Processing Plant (GPP) in the Western Region has a design capacity of 150 MMScfd and normal operating capacity of 120 MMScfd.

The pipeline runs from a gas processing plant near Atuabo to the Takoradi Thermal Power Station, in Aboadze, in Western region, Ghana. A lateral pipeline runs from Esiama, halfway along the pipeline, to a regulating and metering station in Prestea, also in Western region.

The pipeline which has a capacity of 150 million cubic feet per day, or 1.5 billion cubic meters per year was completed in April 2019.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa |


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