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WESTERN CORRIDOR GAS
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
and we have made significant progress in our quest to build a world class gas infrastructure.A Message from the Chief Executive Officer Dr George Sipa-Adja Yankey Commissioning agreement with a consortium led by Sinopec International Petroleum Services Corporation from China. I feel privileged to be issuing this message. We have so far: Ÿ Signed an Engineering. cleared site and completed about 55% of civil works for the gas processing plant Ÿ Core processing units of the Gas Processing Plant delivered to site It is also important to note that as a company. Ÿ Professionalism. Ÿ Completed laying of the offshore pipeline Ÿ Completed about 70% of the onshore pipeline and Ÿ Acquired.Deploying the best technology and management s the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas company. will contribute to Ghana's rapid industrialization process as we prepare to evacuate. Construction and A 1 . responsible and reliable manner.Achieving challenging goals by being proactive and innovative. Procurement. Ÿ Excellence. namely our commitments to providing exceptional client service and to living our core values: Ÿ Integrity. This. I trust. This is a critical moment in our company's history as we forge ahead with the implementation of Phase I of the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project. process and deliver natural gas resources from the Jubilee Field to industry in a safe. cost effective. Our journey begun a little over a year ago.Honesty and Accountability in every aspect of our business. we are progressively developing peoples centred and an environmentally responsible brand.
and Ÿ Accountability. Ÿ Environment. Dr George Sipa-Adja Yankey Chief Executive Officer Ghana Gas 2 .Cohesiveness and united in purpose. Ÿ Loyalty. I am incredibly excited about this journey and truly believe the best of Ghana Gas is yet to come. Looking ahead. Ÿ Respect.methods for achieving our objectives.Loyal to Ghana's economic aspirations and the Company.Causing no harm to people and the environment.Respect for people and fairness in our interactions. we are focused on accelerating the execution of the gas infrastructure development project while continuing to build on our growth strategy. which is creating an intellectually challenging atmosphere that will bring the best out of our human capital and also enable us to compete in the global market.We are accountable for all our actions. Ÿ Team work.
Accra. Director of Gas Purchasing and Sales Dr Ben Asante.O Box CT 3686 Cantonment . Tel: 233(0) 302 964 005 Fax: 233 (0) 302 964 003 Email: info@ghanagas. Vision: To be a fully integrated gas business company with a strong reputation as a trusted partner and reliable supplier of natural gas resources in Ghana and abroad. cost effective. Mission: To contribute to Ghana's rapid industrialization process by building the infrastructure required for gathering. g h a n a g a s . Our Management Team Dr George Sipa-Adja Yankey.GHANA GAS CORPORATE PROFILE Founded: July. Western Region. Director of Project Development Mr Jacob McWood. g h 3 . 2011.Accra. processing and delivery of natural gas resources to industry in a safe.Head Office. Director of Operations Mr George Amoako-Adjei. Chief Executive Officer Mr Baluri Bukari Kassim. P. Project Consultant Contact: 10 Drake Avenue Airport Residential Area. Offices: 10 Drake Avenue.gh w w w . Director of Finance Mr Victor Sunu-Atta. Awiaso JunctionAyinase.com. responsible and reliable manner. c o m .
own and operate infrastructure required for the gathering. transporting and marketing of natural gas resources in the country. Figure 1. which culminated in the formation of T Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas). In recognition of the potential of Ghana's oil and gas resources in national development.E. In April 2011 the Task Force submitted its report to the President. The Project The Offshore Pipeline. President John Atta Mills sanctioned the establishment of an indigenous company to undertake the project. processing. Acting upon the above. hence giving true expression to government emphasis on 'local content' in the oil and gas industry. An Illustration of the Gas Infrastructure Project 4 . Ghana Gas was thus incorporated as a limited liability company in July 2011 with the responsibility to build. the Gas Processing Plant. Professor John Evans Atta Mills in February 2011 commissioned a “National Gas Development Task Force” to review and make appropriate recommendations for the speedy realisation of a national gas commercialisation infrastructure system. the Onshore Pipeline. The recommendations therein included the evacuation and treatment of associated gas from the Jubilee Field production. H. and the Office Complex are collectively the “Project”. illustrated in Figure 1.BACKGROUND he discovery of oil and gas reserves in the Jubilee Fields in 2007 signified a turning point in the developmental efforts of the government and people of Ghana. and are also sometimes referred to collectively as the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project. the Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) Export System.
(i) to provide services for the FEED or Updated FEED for each of the Offshore Pipeline. As a result. and. Sinopec will execute the following works. A 150 mmscfd Natural Gas processing plant to be located at Atuabo. Under the EPCC contract. Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) agreement was negotiated and signed with Sinopec. c.Nature Of The Project The early-phase of the Gas Infrastructure Project is proceeding as planned. procurement. a NGLs Export System for the export of LPG produced at the Gas Processing Plant. iii. and has three main components. a n o p e r a t i o n o f f i c e complex and. an approximately forty-five (45) kilometre shallow water offshore Natural Gas pipeline. Project Execution In November 2011 Ghana Gas signed a Project Implementation Agreement (PIA) with Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation (Sinopec) to enable the early implementation of the project. Subsequently. an onshore Natural Gas pipeline system. The schedule driven nature of the project required that the three components of the project are implemented in parallel. the offshore raw natural gas pipeline component. and construction of a. the Gas Processing Plant. and the Office Complex 5 . (iii)t o u n d e r t a k e t h e p r e commissioning and commissioning of the Offshore Pipeline. the Onshore Pipeline. the Onshore Pipeline. i. significant progress has been made on various aspects of the project. Ghana. Procurement. d. The Early Phase Gas Infrastructure Project is being pursued aggressively to enable delivery of Gas to the Takoradi Power Plants in Aboadze as soon as feasibly possible. namely. (ii) t o p r o v i d e e n g i n e e r i n g . consisting of an approximately one hundred and eleven (111) kilometres Main Pipeline and an approximately seventy five (75) kilometre Lateral Pipeline including bitumen surface access roads (including culverts) from the nearest existing roads (of whatever surface) to the regulating & metering stations and valve stations of both Pipelines. the Gas Processing Plant and the Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) Export System (as each are defined below). b. an Engineering. the NGLs Export System. the onshore processed (lean) natural gas pipeline component. ii. and e. The need to evacuate natural gas from the Jubilee field quickly so that the field could be optimally produced and to avoid flaring is the prime driver for the project. t h e o n s h o r e n a t u r a l g a s processing plant component.
AECOM Chief Executive for Global Programs at signing ceremony. Board Chairman of Ghana Gas exchanging pleasantries with Mr. inspectors from two companies. Prior to the engagement of AECOM. Kwesi Botchwey. AECOM will also develop the Project Management Directorate of Ghana Gas by providing training to Ghana Gas personnel in project management. Under the terms of the agreement. conduct Factory Acceptance Testing of all critical equipment. supervise integration of all systems. AECOM will take over construction and engineering management from Ghana Gas.. James F. Thompson. perform precommissioning and commissioning of the entire systems and manage transition from construction to operational start-up. Velosi Ghana and Worrall Lees Associates Ltd. Dr.Project Management Ghana Gas has awarded the contract for Project Management Consulting Services for the implementation of the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project to AECOM Technology Corporation (AECOM) a US based global provider of professional technical and management support services. 6 . of UK had been engaged to work with Ghana Gas personnel to manage the Project.
alumina. The government of Ghana shall raise 15% as counterpart funding of the total amount whilst the CDB shall fund the remaining 85%. especially. catalyst for industrialisation in the salt. petrochemicals such as plastics. $225 million has been disbursed under the project. starting with the Western Region o Provide the opportunity for a more competitive pricing of indigenous gas • Secure competitiveness of Ghanaian industry • Accelerate economic development • Support strategic objective of becoming a petroleum processing hub • Resume Ghana's strategic role as preferred exporter of power in the sub-region. will o Generate employment o Create new infrastructure to support a vibrant petroleum and petrochemical industry o Provide a new economic growth pole for Ghana Where we sit in the Gas Value Chain 7 .Funding Of The Project A US$ 1 billion facility (part of US$3 Billion) has been secured from the Chinese Development Bank (CDB) through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) for the implementation of the project. Specific benefits identified with the project in the short to medium term include. • The natural gas project. • LPG from the project will meet national demand and will eliminate periodic shortages o LPG will replace wood fuels and avoid deforestation • Flotation of shares of Ghana Gas will ensure o wider Ghanaian participation in petroleum activities o economic and social benefits from broadening ownership in the country's natural resources Project Benefits The Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Project has enormous benefits to Ghana in the area of power generation. methanol. etc. fertilizers (ammonia and urea). To date.
filled and civil works are on-going in earnest with about 55% complete. Aerial view of the Gas Pipeline The Gas Processing Plant Site for the construction of the Gas Processing Plant has been acquired in Atuabo in the Ellembele district of the Western Region. The entire unit is expected to be delivered by end of June 2013 Art Work of Processing Plant Site . 70% of work on the onshore pipeline is complete. The site for the Plant has been cleared. The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detail engineering is complete. Offshore pipe laying in progress Onshore Pipeline System The onshore pipeline system entails the construction of a 110-kilometer pipeline from Atuabo in the Ellembelle district to Aboazi in the Takoradi metropolis. all in the Western Region of Ghana. Pipe laying works on both segments is complete.Offshore Pipeline System The offshore pipeline system consists of 14kilometre deep water and 45 kilometre shallow water pipeline. The design for the shore approach is also complete. The Gas Processing Plant and associated components being prefabricated by Thermo Engineering Design (TDE) in Canada have started arriving at the project site for installation.
Glycol Regeneration Skid on site Core GPP units on site Civil Works Underway at GPP Site Earth Works at GPP Site .
A. The main permits are. Right of Way (ROW) and compulsory acquisition of land from the Lands Commission. construction permit from the Energy Commission. The project has been registered with the agency and the relevant disclosure in the newspapers and in the catchment area have been carried out. Ghana Gas is in the final stages of acquiring permits from the commission. Ghana Gas has applied for 32river and water crossing permits for the project. B. Environmental Impact Assessment permit. Energy Commission of Ghana The siting committee of the Energy Commission has visited the project site. Ghana Environmental Impact Assessment permit – Three key permits are to be acquired for the project.Water Resources Commission Ghana As required by the Commission. The main permits and their status are.ACQUISITION OF PERMITS Ghana Gas has acquired some of the statutory permits from the various State Institutions for the project. and has given their comments on the project to Ghana Gas. river and water crossing permits from the Water Resources Commission. Offshore pipeline system II. The EPA of Ghana requires that permits are acquired for the following project segments: Gas Processing Plant Onshore pipeline system C. Environmental Protection Agency. 10 . The permits are in the final stages of issuance. Stakeholder consultations and III. I. engagement is on-going permit acquisitions are in various stages of completion.
Ghana Gas is working with the traditional authorities. The exercise was generally successfully with over 90% of farmers expressing satisfaction over the money received and the mode of payment. especially those from the affected areas as key to the success of the project. Consequently. Meanwhile land owners who lost their farmlands in the Right of Way (ROW) and at the GPP site are yet to be paid.Ghana Gas Community Relations Ghana Gas prides itself as an investor in people and as such considers the support of Ghanaians. Assemda Suazo Community Engagement Compensation Ghana Gas has since paid compensation to farmers whose farms were destroyed at the acquisition of GPP site and the 111km Right of Way (ROW) between Atoabo and Aboadze (VRA). This is to ensure that all community issues associated with the project are resolved in the field or flagged for further action. Figure 3. Land Commission. the local government and the “families” to identify the true owners of the land so that the appropriate compensation can be paid A farmer receiving his crop compensation from officials of Ghana Gas 11 . Ghana Gas community relations team is in the Western Region where they carry out various stakeholder engagement activities on a daily basis.
crane operations and welding. Ghana Gas has directly hired sixty (60) Ghanaian engineers and technicians for construction supervision. Also fifty six (56) Ghanaians have been engaged as community relations officers to protect the pipeline right of way and educate the local communities on Ghana Gas activities. Furthermore. Locals are also engaged in truck driving. geo technical studies. welders and pipe fitters for operation and maintenance of the pipeline. Ghana Gas will continue to work diligently to ensure that the 'Ghana Gas Project' is implemented successfully to ensure a better future 12 . right of way clearance. operators. rental of equipment. These include haulage. We seek to maintain the highest levels of safety. and environmental and social impact assessment among others. Ghana Gas is collaborating with Takoradi polytechnic and Kikam Technical Institute for the training of technicians. provide fuel for our power industry and also to function as a catalyst for downstream petrochemical industries. integrity and professionalism in our activities.CREATING SHARED OWNERSHIP Ghana Gas is ensuring that local contractors and man-power as well as other goods and services from Ghana and the local communities are engaged or utilized in the implementation of the project to fulfil the local content agenda of the project. supply of laterites. typographical surveys. Above all we cherish our pioneering role in ushering in a new dimension to the petrochemical industry in Ghana and we do have the motivation to fulfil our mission. Concluding Remarks Ghana National Gas Company is an enterprise established with the sole purpose to monetize Ghana's resources.
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