WAPCO to begin maintenance work on Takoradi facility from Jan 12

The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) says the Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station will be shut down for repair for ten days.

The station’s essential valves will be replaced during the shutdown.

In a statement the company said, this exercise is done to protect the station’s integrity and safety.

No gas would be transported from the Takoradi facility to consumers in the Tema power enclave during the 10-day shutdown period, per management.

“We will, however, continue to deliver gas from Nigeria to Tema based on volumes agreed between the customer and the shipper,” parts of the statement read.

It added, “This shut down is supported by the Ministry of Energy (MoE) and coordinated with Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo), the Volta River Authority (VRA), the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and other key stakeholders to minimise the impact of the shutdown on communities that rely on power generated from cleaner and more efficient gas transported through the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP).”

WAPCo further apologised to its customers in Tema for the inconvenience that may be caused by the planned shutdown.

“We will work collaboratively with our contractors to ensure that the shutdown activities are safely executed and within the timeline stated herein,” WAPCo assured.

“Gas supply would be immediately restored after completion of the maintenance works and commissioning of the Takoradi facility.”


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