Development Partners’ Heads of Cooperation undertake a study tour of Takoradi Thermal Plant (Takoradi II)

On 17/02/2016, the Heads of International Cooperation (HoCs) in the country undertook a field visit to the Takoradi Thermal Plant II (TICO II) to apprise themselves of the current state of the project. Proparco, the subsidiary of AFD in charge of the private sector, provided funding to the tune of 40 M$ for this project, including a 15 M$ AFD’s sub-participation, as part of a consortium of nine financiers of the project, led by IFC and FMO (Netherlands). This field trip took place within the framework of a visit to the Western Region by the HoCs. AFD (as co-chair of the HoCs Group, alongside Canada) suggested that the group visits one of its funded projects in the region.

On 17/02/2016, the Heads of International Cooperation (HoCs) in the country undertook a field visit to the Takoradi Thermal Plant II (TICO II) to apprise themselves of the current state of the project. Proparco, the subsidiary of AFD in charge of the private sector, provided funding to the tune of 40 M$ for this project, including a 15 M$ AFD’s sub-participation, as part of a consortium of nine financiers of the project, led by IFC and FMO (Netherlands). This field trip took place within the framework of a visit to the Western Region by the HoCs. AFD (as co-chair of the HoCs Group, alongside Canada) suggested that the group visits one of its funded projects in the region.

The project which was commissioned in November 2015 increased the installed capacity by approximately 110 MW to 330 MW as a result of converting the existing fuel and gas fired plant into a combined cycle plant (use of waste heat from the thermal turbines to generate the additional power, thereby increasing the energy efficiency of the plant without additional greenhouse gas emissions). This was made possible through the installation of two heat recovery steam generators and a once-through seawater cooling system and related equipment.

Thus, the extension project accounts for roughly 5% of total national supply of electricity, a non-negligible addition in the current context of shortage of energy supply in Ghana. Savings in carbon footprint for this project amounts to 275,000 tCO2 per annum which corresponds to savings in the annual CO2 emissions of 275 million passengers on long haul flights. It therefore contributes to making it possible for Ghana to meet its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) objective of cutting emissions by 15% by 2030, as against a business-as-usual scenario.

Dernière modification : 01/04/2016

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