Global energy giant GE will install a 200-MW combined-cycle power plant in Ghana to help the country overcome its energy deficit, said a release issued on Monday.
The power plant that will be operated by GE's partners Amandi Energy Limited will supply power to more than 1 million Ghanaian home.
The release said the turnkey plant would be fueled initially by light crude oil, and would switch to indigenous gas from Ghana's offshore Sankofa natural gas field once available.
GE will provide the steam turbine, Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), associated balance of plant, and a seven-year Contractual Service Agreement (CSA).
A power crisis that lasted about two years curtailed Ghana's economic development greatly between 2013 and 2015, forcing some businesses including manufacturing firms to close down.