Citi Business News has gathered that the first emergency 225 Mega Watts capacity power barge from Turkey is to set sail towards Ghana from Ivory Coast, today, 23rd November, 2015.
[contextly_sidebar id=”y1nFgMhXSFc5wSdOhmQHcxzNqO5XOG8i”]The barge is expected to arrive in Ghana by Friday November 27, 2015.
This comes after the Black Marlin a speed deck cargo ship transporting the power barge arrived in Abidjan yesterday around 1 o’clock.
The Black Marlin a speed deck cargo ship transporting the power barge arrived in Turkey on Saturday November 7, at around 10:32 am UTC and departed Istanbul with the power barge in just an hour same day at 11: 37am UTC time, according to information on marinetraffic.com.
The Black Marlin was estimated to arrive at the port of Cote d’Ivoire on the November 22, 2015, 15 days after takeoff, according to the marinetraffic.com arrived scheduled.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the power barge will be released to sail to Tema port pulled by two speed boats which will take approximately 5 days to finally dock at Tema Port.
The power barge was originally scheduled to dock at the Tema Port in the first quarter of this year but this has since been rescheduled three times.
The emergency power barges form part of government’s immediate interventions to address the country’s struggling power sector.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana