Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana
December 16, 2017
|Total investment volume of more than $500 million|
|ACCRA, Ghana, December 14, 2017/ —
In order to help Ghana meet its industrialization targets, Siemens (www.Siemens.com) and Rotan Power (www.RotanPower.com) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW) at the Aboadze Power Enclave located in the western region. The MoU was signed today in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, the Ghanaian deputy president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The plant will be the most efficient and environmentally friendly thermal plants, setting new standards in sub Saharan Africa. It will be built in two phases, with commercial operations date of the first phase scheduled for 2023 with the second phase scheduled for 2025. The German Export Credit Agency and Euler Hermes are set to provide financing for the project, which would be the largest plant in Ghana.
CEO of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo says: “This project underlines the strategic partnership between Germany and Ghana and underpins the engagement of Siemens as leading global technology company in Africa. Together we will provide electricity to more than five million Ghanaians unlocking the economic potential by using power as a catalyst for socio-economic development.”
Chairman of Rotan Power, Mr. Kofi Morna says: “Rotan is delighted to partner with Siemens in deploying the first F-Class turbine in sub Saharan Africa with the lowest generation cost among thermal power producers in Ghana. Together with Siemens we will power the country and further improve access to electricity for our population. Furthermore the partnership will enable us to leverage skills transfer and training for Ghanaians.”
Siemens is responsible for the entire EPC turnkey scope. In addition Siemens – will provide Operation and Maintenance for 20 years.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) (www.Siemens.com) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide.
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