Rolls-Royce has delivered 36 MTU Onsite Energy brand natural-gas-powered gensets for a gas power plant in Accra, Ghana. The Type 16V 4000 L32 gensets produce 1,560 kW of electric power and will feed 56 MW into the country’s public grid. The ‘VRA Tema Thermal Power Plant’ was built and is operated by the VPower Group, a world leader in decentralized power generation. The power plant is scheduled to go into operation from May 2016 and is expected to play a significant role in stabilizing the country’s power supply network. The high-speed gas engines will be serviced by MTU Asia in cooperation with MTU South Africa. MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Ghana suffers from a shortage of electric power and the Ghanaian Energy Commission has resolved to feed an extra 3,000 MW into the public grid by 2020. Major oil and gas fields have been under development since 2007 and since that time these two fuels have been the primary sources of energy within the country.
MTU Onsite Energy and VPower recently announced a strategic agreement that strengthened their partnership in power generation markets across China and the rest of Asia.