Cummins Cogeneration Limited (CCL) will construct a 140MW gas fired power plant in sub-Saharan Africa, according to CCL chairman Deepak Khilnani
The plant is the first phase of a 300MW Power Purchase Agreement to supply energy to the Ghanaian Grid and is set to be the biggest gas engine power project in sub-Saharan Africa.
CCL is set to roll out the technology in Ghana in 2016, the company revealed.
“Since the discovery of Ghana’s natural gas reserves, it has been expected that gas will play a prominent role in the country’s energy sector. As a leading organisation in this industry, CCL is thrilled to be taking steps towards meeting Ghana’s energy needs,” stated Khilnani.
According to the chairman, local workforces will be contracted to construct, operate and maintain the plant.
“We want to utilise the energy and talent of local Ghanaians to make this project a social, as well as an economic success. We firmly believe it will have a positive impact on both short and long term local employment,” said Khilnani.
Cummins Power Generation Nigeria Limited has been seeking investment opportunities in larger grid connected independent power projects and is expected to finalise agreements for two large projects in the Delta region of Nigeria.