The first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fired power plant in Africa which will also be the world’s largest plant of its kind will be constructed in Tema, Ghana.
The World’s Digital Industrial Company General Electric (GE) will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power plant project whose first phase will generate 200 MW of power and an additional 200 MW in stage two, providing necessary electricity in Ghana.
The 400 MW Bridge Power and LPG import, storage and transportation infrastructure project will provide electricity for the equivalent of up to 17 per cent of the country’s capacity.
It is expected to have immediate positive impact on powering schools, factories, offices and other businesses, hospitals and households.
“The Bridge Power plant successfully brings together the need for a cost-effective fuel solution, in this case liquefied petroleum gas, with an integrated power solution drives by GE’s latest flexible technology,” Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE Gas Power Systems, Sub-Saharan Africa said.
The equipment will include GE’s TM 2500 gas turbine generator sets and steam turbines in a combined cycle (CC) configuration, marking a milestone for technology being the first time the TM2500 gas turbines will be used in a CC configuration globally.
Bridge Power is being developed by the Early Power Limited consortium comprised of Africa-focused power development and generation company Endeavor Energy; Sage, a trading firm in Ghana; and GE, under a Power Purchase Agreement with the Electricity Corporation of Ghana.
The fuel-flexible plant will have the capability of being fuelled by LPG, natural gas or diesel.