Kpone Thermal Power Station

220MW Kpone Thermal Power Station

Technical Information

  • Two (2) 110MW Alstom GT11N2(EV) Dual Fuel Combustion Turbine Generators
  • Gas Turbine Generator Output Voltage – 11.5kV at 50Hz stepped up to 161kV


Fuel Storage

  • Two (2) storage tanks for raw Distillate Fuel Oil (DFO) of 2,000m3 capacity each
  • Two (2) storage tanks for treated Distillate Fuel Oil (DFO) of 14,000m3 capacity each


Gas Turbine Fuel Requirement

  • Distillate Fuel per Unit: 5,157 barrels/GWh
  • Natural Gas per Unit: 11,800 MMBTU/GWh



Plant Maintenance


Gas Turbines

Maintenance Type Description Equivalent Operating Hours (EOH)
A Visual Inspection on the Gas Turbine Set, focusing on inspecting Hot Gas Path parts 6,000 & 18,000 EOH
B Type A visual inspection plus additional checks on the auxiliaries, the controls, and the protection and monitoring system including their settings. 12,000 EOH
C Hot-Gas-Path Inspection involving checks on all internal rotating and static components and the safety, control and monitoring equipment of the gas turbine set and its auxiliaries. 24,000 EOH

Combustion Turbine

  • Rating: 105.375MW (Based on actual site conditions)
  • Speed – 3,600 rpm
  • No. of stages – 4


  • Rating: 130MVA
  • Frequency: 50HZ
  • Speed: 3,000rpm
  • No. of Poles: 2
  • Steam Turbine – To be added


General Information & Key Project Milestone

Key Commissioning Milestone Gas Turbine Unit 1 (GT1) Gas Turbine Unit 2 (GT2)
Cold Commissioning Started December 18, 2014 May 20, 2015
1st Fire on Natural Gas December 13, 2015 May 28, 2016
1st Fire on DFO January 22, 2016 May 25, 2016
1st Synchronization to the Grid April 19, 2016 May 31, 2016
Achievement of baseload April 20, 2016 June 2, 2016
Start of Commercial Operation June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016



  • Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Energy
  • Volta River Authority (VRA)
  • Fidelity Bank
  • African Finance Corporation
  • ECOWAS Bank for International Development (EBID)


  • Zakhem Construction Ghana Limited – EPC Contractor
  • Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG – Detailed Design Consultant to EPC Contractor
  • GE Switzerland Ltd, – GT Equipment Supplier and Field Advisory Service Provider
  • Hydrocom Limited – Water Supply to Site Contractor