Japan is to establish a 2,000 megawatts thermal power plant in the country to help augment Ghana’s energy generation.
The Chief Executive of the Ghana Japan Oil Company Limited, Mr Keisuke (Kelly) Alita, disclosed this to the Daily Graphic after a delegation from the Tokyo Electric Power Services Co Ltd (TEPSCO), held a closed door meeting with the Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr John Jinapor, in Accra on Tuesday September 24.
The delegation is in the country to undertake feasibility studies on the project which is to commence next year.
TEPSCO was established in December 1960 as an affiliate of the Tokyo Electric Power Company incorporated to provide consultancy services for the electric power industry.
The company provides professional services in the field of power plant transmission and distribution, civil engineering, architectural engineering and electric engineering.
Mr Alita commended Ghanaians for their friendliness and gave the assurance that all would be done to make the project a reality.
The Executive General Manager in Charge of the Overseas Business Centre of TEPSCO. Mr Yoshio Yoshida, said more than 500 engineers in six operational centres cooperated and came up with a strong network of expertise.
He said during the 51 years of the company’s establishment, it had completed more than 690 projects in more than 65 countries in Asia, Latin America and Europe and that “our performance in these regions has been highly evaluated because of our high standard of performance.”
The Managing Director of the Ghana Japan Oil, Mr Leslie Tamakloe, said the new project would create linkages to export energy to Togo and other neighbouring countries, and provide for the new airport in Prampram, Tema and Kumasi.
The new project will also supply power to the West African Power Pool project, ” he said.
Mr Tamakloe said the project would, besides the 2,000 megawatts, build a 500 megawatts nuclear plant.
Mr Jinapor, lauded the Japanese delegation for deciding to undertake the project in Ghana and pledged that the government would see to the timely completion of the project.
Japan to establish 2,000MW thermal plant in Ghana
Source: Daily Graphic