Ghana Set for First Sub-Saharan African LNG-to-Power Project

January 8, 2021

Ghana is set to open sub-Saharan Africa’s first liquefied natural gas-to-power plant as it moves to position itself as a hub for the cleaner and cheaper fuel in the region.

LNG-to-power projects have been booming from Asian to Latin American in recent years as they allow nations to switch from dirtier fossil fuels to keep the lights on. And for sellers, integrated LNG-to-power provides a guaranteed outlet for the fuel.

Tema LNG Terminal Co. received the floating regasification unit from Jiangnan, China on Wednesday, paving the way for the supply of 1.7 million tons of natural gas per year for power generation sometime this quarter, Edmund Agyeman-Duah, project manager at the company, said.

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