The Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) has been shut down for inspection and maintenance.
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) in a statement said the shutdown will last for about two weeks.
Below is a copy of the full statement
SHUT DOWN OF FPSO KWAME NKRUMAH
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) wishes to inform the General Public that, the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) has been shut-down by the operators of the facility for Mandatory inspection and maintenance.
The shut-down is expected to last for about two weeks.
Consequently, Gas flow from the Atuabo Gas Processing plant to the Aboaze thermal enclave has been curtailed and expected to commence upon resumption of production from the FPSO.
In a related development, Gas flow from the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) pipeline has reduced to only 6mscf from the contracted volume of 120mscf resulting from vandalism on some pipelines in Nigeria.
As a result of this, engineers have commenced the process of converting all dual fuel thermal plants to run on Light Crude Oil to mitigate the challenge emanating from the setback.
The conversion process which involves cleaning of fuel Nozzles and other preparatory works could take a couple of days to complete.
During this period, the transmission system may experience some challenges thereby affecting power supply stability.
We wish to use this opportunity to assure the general public engineers are working around the clock to bring supply to normalcy as soon as possible.
Any inconvenience that may arise during the switch over process is deeply regretted.
Mr. William Amuna
(GRIDCO CHIEF EXECUTIVE)
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