The Managing Director of the West African Gas Pipeline Company, (WAPCO), Gregory Germani, says the company has set a monthly gas delivery record to power plants in Ghana and the subregion in March this year due to the completed Takoradi to Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP) which is ensuring a reverse flow of gas.
Speaking during the 10th Anniversary of WAGPCO at the Aboadze thermal plant, the Managing Director of WAGPCO said the reverse flow enabled WAPCO to set the highest monthly average record of 215 million Standard Cubic feet of gas delivery from Ghana and Nigeria to customers across the subregion.
“With tremendous support from the government of Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and the Ghana National Gas Company with technical support from Eni Ghana, we achieved a key milestone of extension of the WAGP West African Gas Pipeline which was completed as part of the larger Takoradi to Tema Interconnection Project(TTIP).”
“This has added Ghana’s natural gas resources to supply customers on the WAGP. The TTIP involved the addition of a new process area in Takoradi capable of receiving up to 225 MMscd of natural gas from the Ghana Gas pipeline for transportation to customers on the WAG system,” he said.
Gregory Germani, in giving specifics on the contribution of the reverse flow to its operational capacity said it is recording historic deliveries.
“Following the completion of TTIP, the combination of gas supply from both Nigeria and Ghana and the growing demand across our delivery stations in Tema, Lomé, and Cotonou, the WAGP is seeing record levels of delivered volumes, and this is projected growth. Just last month, the WAGP set the highest monthly average record of 215 MMscfd delivery to customers and saw the highest one-day peak of 258 MMscfd. Given the history of gas supply
challenges on the WAGP in the past, these developments constitute remarkable progress, demonstrating how gas supply prospects on the WAGP have evolved and reflected how hard we have all worked to overcome previous vulnerabilities”, he added.
Recounting the contributions of WAGPCO to its operations, the Director of Thermal Generation at the Aboadze Thermal Plant, Ingineer Jacob Yawson, said WAGPCO’s emergence helped to protect the environment and also reduce the cost of operation.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, also commended WAGPCO’s contribution to power generation and contributions to communities in its catchment.
Monuments to commemorate the 10-years of WAGPCO in Ghana were unveiled at its base at the Aboadze Thermal Power enclave to give meaning to this accomplishment.