GE has secured an order to supply nine mobile gas-fired generator sets (gensets) for Africa’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-fuelled 400 MW Bridge Power project, located in the coastal city of Tema in Ghana. The scope of the first phase of the order includes the delivery of a 194 MW power block comprising five gas turbines and a bespoke steam turbine. Meanwhile, the second phase includes a 206 MW power block with four gas turbines and a steam turbine. The plant will initially be LPG-fuelled, but will be able to switch to natural gas or diesel depending on the availability. The project is being developed by Early Power Limited, a consortium of pan-African independent power producer Endeavor Energy, Ghanaian trading firm Sage and GE. It will be commissioned by end-2017.
GE has received an order from AE Energia for seven TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine gensets, services agreements and digital solutions for PRODEL, a state-owned company responsible for power production in Angola. The gensets will be installed in Namibe, Huila and CuandoCubango provinces and will provide 200 MW of power. This would help the government achieve the 1 GW target by end-2018.