Ghana Gas is set to construct a 259km pipeline from Aboadze in the Western Region to Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The 20-inch pipeline will have a maximum throughput of 320MMSCFD of lean gas at an inlet of 100 barg and discharge of 40 barg.
It is to be constructed under a BOOT arrangement with a project duration of 2 years.
The pipeline will traverse four regions, namely, Western, Central, Eastern and Greater Accra.
As part of the project, eight initial, intermediate distribution and terminal stations will be constructed.
Communities earmarked as stations are Aboadze, Nsawam, Winneba, Cape Coast and Tema.
At Nsawam, a mini-plant will be constructed. The gas pipeline will pass through communities near Nsawam such as Damming, Anof, Owuraku, Fotobi, Afumkrom, Ahodzo and Doboro.
The project documents and agreements are expected to be presented to Parliament for consideration and approval. Already, some Members of Parliament whose constituencies will benefit from the project are hailing the expected impact of the project.
Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam Adoagyir, Frank Annoh Dompreh, is one of such legislators.
He is confident that the project will create local jobs.
“As part of the project, eight distribution stations will be built, including one at Nsawam. The project will create employment for the locals,” he said
The project also has the capacity to raise the industrial profile of the communities they will pass through because of the potential of the pipeline to drive down the cost of energy in these areas
Currently, Ghana Gas, through government relations department, is engaging stakeholders in the communities that will feel the direct impact of the project.