In order to get constant and uninterrupted power supply at the ongoing Tema Port expansion and future operations at the enclave, the Tema Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited has taken over the operation and management of a 60MVE installed capacity sub-stationbuilt by Meridian Port Service (MPS), the US$1.5 billion financier of the port expansion project.
The facility draws its 2×60 MVA lines from the ECG’s Meridian sub-station, and at a joint commissioning of the sub-station, Ralph Panford Quainoo, Consultant of MPS, said the cost of the facility was captured in the total US$1.5 billion for the entire port expansion work.
Mr Quainoo continued that MPS had plans of fully-sponsoring a training workshop for staff of the ECG to fully have access and manage the facility.
He said MPS had confidence in ECG Limited that it would quickly respond to emergency calls should the need arise.
On behalf of the General Manager of Tema ECG Limited, Joseph Mensah Forson, Emmanuel Appoe, Regional Engineerof Tema ECG Limited, assured MPS of better service, especially considering the trust and confidence the former had reposed in them to manage the station.
He explained that the Tema Port expansion works required high voltage to operate, consequently, the drawing of the 2×60 MVA lines from the Meridian sub-station.
So that the MPS sub-station got uninterrupted power supply, Mr Appoe said the ECG had advanced plans to feed the MPS facility with 2x60MVE from the Nungua corridor.