Explosion at Takoradi Thermal Plant

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300..1.1442393XYZ News has gathered reports that part of the Aboadze Thermal Plant in Takoradi in the Western region has exploded.

The centre of the plant, known as the Switch yard is where the fire started around 8:30.

The cause of the fire is not known, but internal fire officials subdued the blaze.

Eyewitnesses tell XYZ News the explosion has not caused any major destruction to the main plant.

A worker at the Power station is reported to have sustained some injuries as a result of the explosion.

The Aboadze Power station consists of three power plants.

The first power plant operated by the Volta River Authority has an installed capacity of 330 MW combined by two 110 MW GE Frame 9E combustion gas turbines, and one 110 MW steam turbine generator. It is fueled primarily by light crude oil.

The second plant has a capacity of 220 MW, with a future expansion up to 330 MW. It is owned and operated by Takoradi International Company, a joint venture of the Volta River Authority (10%) and CMS Generation, a subsidiary of TAQA.

The third plant will be a 132 MW combined cycle power plant. It will consist of four gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine. The plant will be operated by the Volta River Authority.

Radio XYZ

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