The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) will undertake a coordinated and planned 10-day maintenance shutdown of its Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station.
This shutdown scheduled for 12th to 22nd January 2023, is to allow for the replacement of some critical valves at the facility aimed at securing the safety and integrity of the Takoradi Station.
Accordingly, there will be no gas transportation from the Company’s Takoradi facility to customers in the Tema power enclave during the period of the shutdown.They say they will however continue to deliver gas from Nigeria to Tema based on volumes agreed between the customer and the shipper.
The shutdown, according to WAPCo, 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 minimize 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 wishes to apologize 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. Gas supply would be immediately restored after completion of the maintenance works and commissioning of the Takoradi facility,” portions a statement released indicated.