Our Projects > Ghana: Large Existing Gold Mining Operation - Base Load Power Station
The drought induced electrical power shortfalls that beset Ghana in the late 1990s prompted a number of significant mining companies in that country to establish supplementary diesel powered generation facilities at their mines.
The majority of these were temporary arrangements, provided to 'ride out' the temporary situation that had arisen. Others were permanent. One such permanent facility involved a total of ten 1.6MW diesel powered generators connected for synchronous parallel operation, and configured to operate as a 16MW base load plant thus reducing the level of demand from the utility supply.
Lord Consulting Engineers were commissioned as specialist electrical power engineers to design and specify this installation and to test, commission and handover the completed facility to the client. Lord Consulting Engineers also prepared a comprehensive set of operating and maintenance manuals for the completed facility.
Overall project management and building and civil works were provided by Kvaerner Ltd.