The GP Chirano Plant
Steam Turbine Power Plant
Kinross Gold Corporation is a leading mining company with worldwide operations. Chirano Gold Mine Ltd (CGML) is one of the top performing mines in the Kinross network. CGML expressed interested in Genser Energy in acquiring a stable and reliable power supply to facilitate its mining operations.
Genser and CGML signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in 2011 to supply power to CGML’s mining concession in Chirano located in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai district in the Western Region of Ghana . Shortly after signing the PPA, Genser commenced the construction of the GP Chirano Plant which is designed to be built in two phases.
Phase I the GP Chirano Plant which is a 30.0MW Steam Turbine Plant in an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) configuration was commissioned in July 2016 on LPG. It is made up of four (4) Gasifier units, four (4) Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and one (1) Steam Turbine Generator (STG).
Phase II of the Plant will focus on capacity expansion with the aim of generating up to 78.0MW in a combined cycle configuration.
The uniquely designed GP Chirano Plant, is primarily fueled by LPG but also has infrastructure in place to run on coal and waste-to-fuel materials.