GE has been contracted to supply power generation technology for Ghana’s 400-MW Bridge Power project. The equipment will be used for the first phase of the project. The Bridge Power project, located in Tema, is being developed in two phases, each generating 200 MW of power when complete.
The 400-MW Bridge Power and LPG import, storage, and transportation infrastructure project will address Ghana’s long-term energy requirements by providing enough electricity for the equivalent of up to 17% of the country’s capacity.
Upon completion, it will be Africa’s first LPG-fired power plant and the largest plant of its kind in the world. The fuel-flexible plant will also be capable of being fueled by LPG, natural gas, or diesel.
Bridge Power is being developed by the Early Power Ltd. consortium under a PPA with the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG). The EPL consortium comprises of Endeavor Energy, Sage, and GE.
Under the contract GE will supply its TM2500 gas turbine generator sets and steam turbines in a combined cycle (CC) configuration. This will be the first time the TM2500 gas turbines will be used in a combined cycle configuration globally and marks a milestone for the technology.
GE will also be using this technology in Angola for the government’s ambitious electrification program, led by PRODEL.