The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has announced that it has successfully completed the cleaning and inspection of its 20’’ offshore gas pipeline from Badagry in Nigeria to Takoradi in Ghana.
The internal inspection of the 569 km offshore pipeline was completed on Sunday, February 23, 2020, almost one month ahead of the scheduled completion date of March 20, 2020, a statement issued by WAPCo on Thursday said.
It said a significant amount of data was successfully gathered during the inspection and will be analysed over the next couple of months to further provide critical insights and assurance of the overall integrity of the pipeline to support WAPCo’s continuous optimal operations.
Following the successful cleaning and inspection of the offshore pipeline, WAPCo is resuming the transportation of gas to its customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.
In Ghana WAPCo is currently transporting natural gas to its Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station only.
Gas transportation to its Tema Regulating and Metering Station will commence after the completion of ongoing expansion works under the Takoradi to Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP) expected to be operational in March 2020.
In the statement issued by the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kwasi Agyeman Prempeh, WAPCo said it was grateful to its stakeholders for the show of support during the cleaning and inspection exercise that allowed it to safely and efficiently execute the work plan ahead of schedule.
“WAPCo is particularly grateful and wishes to say thank you to the following who have played significant and commendable roles in ensuring the success of the cleaning exercise; Ghana Ministry of Energy, Nigeria Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Benin Ministry of Energy Water and Mines, Togo Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Volta River Authority (VRA), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Shell Overseas Holding Limited, Societe Togolais de Gaz, Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNGC), Schlumberger, DSV- Rosen and others. “
“With the completion of the pipeline cleaning and inspection exercise, WAPCo is better positioned to offer reliable and improved service to its customers in Ghana, Togo and Benin in their effort to provide a greater access to affordable and reliable power for economic growth,” it added.
Source: Graphic Online