Genser Ghana has built power plants for a number of respected operational partners in the industry.
GP Chirano Phase II
Genser Energy is currently in the process of expanding the GP Chirano Plant. The expansion plans are as follows:
- Installation of three (3) gas turbines (11MW each) to increase capacity to a 63MW in a CCGT installation
- Installation of ~12km High Voltage (HV) line will connect the GP Chirano Plant to the Asawinso – Juabeso line included in the NITS
GP Tarkwa Phase II
Genser Energy is currently in the process of expanding the GP Tarkwa Plant. The expansion plans are as follows:
- Existing Solar Mars gas turbines will be replaced by three (3) 16.5MW Solar Titan gas turbines and one (1) 25MW steam turbine to increase capacity to 91MW in a CCGT installation
GP Damang Phase II
Genser Energy is currently in the process of expanding the GP Damang Plant. The expansion plans are as follows:
- Installation of one (1) 20MW steam turbine to increase capacity to a 47.5MW in a CCGT installation
- Installation of ~2.5km High Voltage (HV) line will connect the GP Damang Plant to the NITS
Genser Ghana relies mainly on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to produce electricity from its power plants. The present natural gas market reforms in Ghana, which allows for investment into gas pipeline infrastructure by third parties has spurred the construction of 254km gas pipeline by Genser Ghana.
The gas pipeline will commence from Ghana National Gas Company’s (Ghana Gas) new regulating and metering station in Prestea and will traverse through Tarkwa, Damang Chirano and Nhyinahyin. This project has become necessary as it will provide a stable fuel option and contribute to the sustainability of Genser’s existing power plants especially with the planned expansion.
The pipeline will be built in two (2) Phases within a period of 18 months. Phase I will see the construction of a 12-inch diameter 77km pipeline from Prestea through Tarkwa and Damang, terminating at Genser Ghana’s GP Tarkwa and Damang Plants respectively. An additional 177km (20-inch diameter 158km and 12-inch diameter 19km) pipeline from Preastea through Chirano to Nyinahyin will be implemented for Phase II.
Genser Ghana has already signed both an Interconnection Agreement and a Gas Sales Agreement with Ghana Gas. Genser Ghana also confirmed the pipeline route and commenced the right of way (RoW) acquisition and Environmental Impact Assessment along the pipeline route. The pipeline is expected to deliver a maximum capacity of 13,520,582 Nm3/day.
Hydropower development on the Tano River
Genser Energy was recently awarded a No – Objection letter by the Water Resources Commission
(WRC) to conduct feasibility studies on the Tano River for the development of small run-of-river
hydropower. Genser commenced feasibility studies in the first week of June and is expected to complete these studies at the close of 2018. The company aims to develop an 8MW facility at one of the following areas– Elubo, Ntom, and Moseaso. Upon successful completion of the study, Genser will construct the run-of-river plant over the course of two (2) years and to connect the plant with the existing national grid.
Genser Energy’s vision is to be the leading energy service provider in Africa and is well on the path to achieve this vision. Genser seeks to harness the potential of emerging energy markets in Africa and identified Gabon as a key emerging energy market with immense potential. Based on a positive results from a feasibility studies conducted by Genser Energy, the company has adopted its business model in Gabon and has high hopes of becoming successful in that region.
Gabon is country that expects large growth in energy demand as its economy expands. The Government of Gabon has adopted a policy of encouraging independent investment under a build operate and transfer (BOT) model for power plants and natural gas pipelines to meet the country’s anticipated demand.
GP Owendo, GP Ntoum and Natural Gas Pipeline
On October 13, 2017, Genser Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Société de Patrimoine Gabon (SPG) for the development two (2) combined cycle gas turbine plants in two locations in the capital, Libreville. The power plants (GP Owendo and GP Ntoum) will primarily run on Natural Gas from Port-Gentil, the hub of the petroleum industry. Genser Energy will build a pipeline from Port Gentil to the location of each power plant. The electric power produced from these plants will be put on the national grid.
Genser Energy will operate and maintain both the pipeline and the power plants for a contracted number of years and transfer the assets to SPG after the of the termination of the contract period. Genser Energy has since began negotiations for both Concession and Power Purchase Agreements.