A high power government delegation led by the Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor has visited the Tema Harbour to welcome the arrival of the long-awaited power ship from Turkey into the country.
The 225 megawatts (MW) capacity power barge which arrived on last Saturday and docked at the Tema Fishing Harbor was built by Turkish company, Karpowership.
The ship is expected to add 225 MW of power to the country’s grid to help lessening the power more than three years of power crisis in the country.
Dr Donkor told journalists at a short ceremony to welcome the ship that though it will boost Ghana’s power supply, it will not totally solve the power crisis.
The Eastern Naval Command escorted the barge to Tema and provided security after it took over from the Western Naval Command.
Meanwhile officials from the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) noted that, the barge will be connected to the nation’s power grid within a week.
The power ship is part of medium term measures adopted by government to mitigate the effects of the power crisis. President John Mahama is expected to formally inaugurate the barge within the next ten days.