Procurement Authority happy with work at gas project

gas-pipelineThe Public Procurement Authority (PPA) on Wednesday gave thumps up to the Ghana Gas Company (GGC) for judicious utilization of funds approved by the Authority in executing the gas project.

The Board Chairman of the Authority, Commodore (Rtd) Steven Obimpeh, gave the commendation when he led some Board and Management members of the PPA to the Atuabo gas project site in the Western Region to assess progress of work.

The delegation also included the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Mr. Samuel Sallas-Mensah.

Commodore Obimpeh said the Authority approved the request made by the GGC on sole-sourcing method instead of national competitive bidding due to the importance attached to the gas project.

He said the Authority took into consideration the fact that the completion of the project would resolve the country’s energy challenges, hence the urgency attached to the approval of the GGC’s request.

The Board Chairman said the Authority adhered strictly to the guidelines set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (663) in approving the request, adding that the management of GGC had given value for money by ensuring efficient delivery.

Commodore Obimpeh said the Authority was impressed with progress of work and pledged the Authority’s commitment in ensuring timely completion of the project.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GGC, Dr. George Sipa Yankey, said all the major components of the Gas Infrastructure Development project had been installed.

He estimated completion of work at 78.73 percent and assured Ghanaians that the gas processing plant would come on stream by April next year.

Dr Yankey mentioned some vital equipment and facilities installed so far as a 111- kilometre pipeline from Atuabo to the Aboadze Thermal Plant, a 58- kilometre pipeline from the Jubilee Oilfield to the gas processing plant at Atuabo, a Central Control Room and three LPG tanks.

Other facilities include Water Treatment plant, Reception facility area, Regulatory and Metering stations, LPG Recovery Area, Flare KO drum, gas sub-stations and two power plants that would generate 500 megawatts of power for internal operations.

He said when the gas processing plant starts operation it would produce 120 million Standard Cubic Feet of gas per day which would help the country to generate sufficient power for domestic consumption.

Source: GNA

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