GE partners Marinus Energy for gas to power project
General Electric (GE) Power, and Marinus Energy, have announced a pilot project to capture Isopentane gas, to use it as a fuel source for generating electricity.
The Atuabo Waste to Power Independent Power Project, will be the first TM2500 power plant in sub-Saharan Africa, to use Isopentane gas, which would have been flared as a fuel source, and will run on GE’s latest TM2500 gas turbines.
The Strategic Advisor, Marinus Energy, Fred Asamany, said not only is the Atuabo waste to power plant enabling the company to lead in innovative energy solutions in Ghana, but by using a fuel source which would otherwise have been flared as waste, the company is reducing emissions and costs.
“This is good for our business, the climate and eliminates the potential environmental hazards facing the local community. GE is offering an innovative solution which gives us the confidence to move from pilot to commercial operations” he said.
Chief Executive Officer, GE’s Gas Power Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Leslie Nelson, stated: “The TM2500 unit will provide unrivalled speed to deployment and flexibility to support the immediate needs of our customer – Marinus Energy, and then seamlessly transition to deliver capacity over the long term as they expand their operations.
“The Atuabo project will add yet another TM2500 gas turbine to the existing fleet of ten units in the country earlier deployed in 2016.”
GE works with the government, corporate customers and other stakeholders in Ghana to support economic growth through infrastructure development in the power, healthcare and transport sectors. In 2014, GE opened a 200-capacity permanent office in Accra, and now has over 100 employees – 95% of which are Ghanaians.
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