US$50m Pokuase Bulk Supply Point 61% through
Construction of the US$50 million Bulk Supply Point at Pokuase is 61 per cent through, the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has reported.
The project which began April 30, 2019, is scheduled to be handed over to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at the end of March 2021.
The ongoing development is making steady progress with the arrival of all six major transformers, procured by the MiDA for the BSP, in Ghana. The Turkey-made Transformers –in sizes of 145 MVA and 39 MVA- are to assist with the operations of GRIDCo and the ECG.
The transformers, having been subjected to Factory Assessment Tests in the view of officials of MiDA, ECG, GRIDCo and other stakeholders connected to the Project, will journey gradually from the Tema Port to the project site at Pokuase, starting Friday, May 8, 2020.
The Authority said MiDA had engaged both the ECG and GRIDCo toward the safe transportation of these vital equipment to the Project Site, to ensure very minimal disruptions to power supply to consumers along the route.
A statement from MiDA to the media said: “MiDA is delighted by the fact that the current global challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding, such vital equipment have reached Ghana on time and will enable the Contractor, Messrs Elecnor SA, to meet the Project’s timelines and deliver this critical Project for the benefit of the over 350,000 residents in the catchment area. A large number of businesses, Institutions, and more importantly, some health facilities will also benefit from the Project.”
It also said it had adopted best global practices to safeguard the health and safety of workers and communities, while making effort to stem the impact of the pandemic in Ghana.
The Pokuase BSP is the first 330kV Bulk Supply Point in Accra, and will be the largest Substation in Ghana upon completion. It is being funded by the United States Government through its Agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Ghana as part of the Ghana Power Compact Programme.
Source: Energy Ghana