The Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has taken delivery of 6953 steel pipes and other equipment for the execution of the first phase of the Ghana National Gas Project at Atuabo in the Ellembelle District in the Western Region.

This was the second and final delivery for the commencement of pipe laying from the Atuabo Project Site to the Aboadze Thermal Plant in Takoradi.

A delegation from the Ghana National Gas Company including the company?s Chief Executive Officer, Dr George Sipa Yankey, Project Development Director, Victor Sunu Atta as well as Quality Assurance Managers were all at the Takoradi Harbour to inspect the pipes on board the Western Stavenger Vessel.

Speaking to?Citi Business News?in Takoradi, the Chief Executive officer of the GNGC, Dr. Yankey stated that the arrival of the pipes and other equipment is an indication that the Ghana gas plant will soon be operational.

?This is the final consignment of pipes for the onshore and work is going to start somewhere this month; but next month, the offshore gas pipeline will also arrive to enable construction to the sea from the end of the current 14 km pipeline to shore;. So we are very committed to delivering a first class gas infrastructure facility by the end of this year,? he said.

From the harbour, all the pipes will be kept at 11 temporary sites along the 110-kilometre route of the onshore gas pipeline to transport processed gas from Atuabo to the Takoradi Thermal Plant at Aboadze in the Shama district.

On the subsequent phases of the project, Dr. Yankey said a lateral line will be done from Esiama to Prestea and hopefully will be extended to Kumasi in due course.

The gas plant when completed will produce between 150 million standard cubic feet of gas daily.

Meanwhile, Sinopec International Petroleum of China; the contractors for the project have been urged by GNGC officials to endeavour to execute quality work within the stipulated budget and according to Dr Yankey, ?work done must meet international standards without overlooking quality.?

 

Source:?By: Lorrencia Adam/Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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