Update on Kpong Generating Station Retrofit

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Ing. Nana Kum Sam-Awortwi an Officer on the Kpong Generating Station Retrofit Project has stated that retrofit works on Unit 3 of the Kpong Generating Station (KGS) is about 25% complete with refurbishment and installation works on various equipment and components ongoing.

He disclosed that, preliminary works such as the dismantling of turbine, generator, intake gate, electrical and automation systems have been completed. He projected that barring any unforeseen circumstances, work on Unit 3 is expected to be completed by March 2019.

It would be recalled that already, Units 1 & 2 of the KGS have been successfully completed and handed over to the Volta River Authority (VRA) by the project contractor, Andritz Hydro of Canada for commercial operation.