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MiDA takes delivery of transformers for power project

Ghana, Accra: The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has begun taking delivery of six major transformers procured for the completion of the largest power substation in Ghana at Pokuase in the Greater Accra Region.

Work on the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) project, which is 61 % complete, is scheduled for completion and handover to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) at the end of the first quarter of 2021.

The first two transformers arrived in the country on 27 April  and 4 May, 2020, and have already been sent to the Pokuase site, with the rest scheduled to arrive next week.

The Project Manager of the BSP, Mr. Patrick Oppong, told the Daily Graphic that all the six transformers were scheduled to arrive at the Pokuase site by 18 May, 2020.

“So far, we have been able to transport one of the transformers to the BSP site and we are transporting the rest one at a time. By 18 May, we will have all four 145 MVA transformers for GRIDCO’s operations on site. The other two for the ECG will not cause any power outage; they will also arrive on the site shortly after,” he said.

The transformers, which are in two sizes of 145 MVA and 39 MVA and were shipped in two batches, arrived at the Tema Port on 27 April and 4 May, 2020, respectively, and are expected to support the operations of GRIDCo and the ECG.

MiDA said the transformers were manufactured in Turkey and had been subjected to factory assessment in the presence of officials of MiDA, the ECG, GRIDCo, and other stakeholders.

“The arrival of all six transformers, together with other related equipment, marks a significant milestone in the construction of the first 330 kV BSP in Accra, which will be the largest substation in Ghana when completed,” it said.

Source: Graphic Online