Greek EPC company METKA has announced its first major project in sub-Saharan Africa.
The company’s subsidiary, Power Projects Limited, has signed a fast-track EPC deal and operation and maintenance contract for a 250 MW gas-fired power plant in Ghana.
The five-year build, own, operate and transfer deal was signed with the Ghana government and METKA’s partners in the deal, Ameri Energy of Dubai.
The project will consists of ten General Electric TM2500+ mobile gas turbines and is part of Ghana’s emergency plan to address the critical electricity supply shortages in the country and also marks METKA’s first EPC and O&M activity in sub-Saharan Africa.
METKA is targeting expansion in the Middle East and North Africa and in a statement said that it wants to “become a leading player in the sub-Saharan Africa power market as well”.
To drive this strategic goal, the company has opened a regional office in Ghana’s capital Accra “with the objective of supporting projects in the country and further developing activity in the broader West Africa region”.