Dumsor To Hit Ghana Again As Atuabo Gas Undergoes 14 Days Shutdown From Monday
The Ghana National Gas Company(GNGC) has announced that some parts of the country will be experiencing power outages as it plans a 14-days shutdown of its processing plant at Atuabo in the Western Region starting from Monday.
The shutdown, according to the company, is to allow engineers to perform normal maintenance on the facility in order to help boost its ability for continuous productivity and extend its lifespan.
The shutdown was supposed to last 48 days, according to a statement released by the company on Friday, October 1, but major players such as Tullow Oil, ENI, the Volta River Authority (VRA), and MLE have put in place mechanisms to make it last 14 days.
“During the maintenance shutdown, there shall be an installation of High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) and maintenance works on the replacement of Small Bore Piping (SBP), Heat Exchangers (HEX) cleaning, replacement of damaged Product Cooler, replacement of defective valves and re-calibration of all our Safety Critical Equipment including Pressure Safety Valves (PSVs),” part of the statement reads.
The statement further added that; The key benefit of this shutdown is to enhance the operability and reliability of our processing and transportation infrastructure. The Board, Management and Maintenance team of Ghana Gas wishes to assure all its stakeholders that we will be working with our partners to ensure system stability during the shutdown period and minimize the impact on the power supply.”