President John Dramani Mahama cut sod for the commencement of the Offshore Cape Three Points Integrated Oil and Gas Project at Sanzule in the Ellembele District of the western region on Saturday, 30th April 2016.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Mahama said this marks the beginning of his vision to make Ghana a petroleum hub with the creation of a petrol-chemical industry in the western region of Ghana.
” This is a project that will transform the western region and the country.
This is a project that will change the lives of Ghanaians “, he said.
He said Western region should therefore be proud and that happy that the two major gas projects; the Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo and Sanzule Offshore Gas project are both located here in the region.
” And Am going to be back here many more times to cut sod for the commencement of the Lonrho Oil and Gas Free Port”
“I will be back here to cut sod for the b:490 and Liquid Exported Facility at Bonyere and Domunli, I also be back here to cut sod Power Farm Plant at Bonyere and Domunli and come again to cut sod for the commencement of Power Pack at Domunli enclave”, President Mahama stressed.
President Mahama therefore challenged the youth to be acquired training skills so that they can take advantage of the facilities springing in the region.
ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd is the operator of the Offshore Cape Three Points Integrated Oil and Gas Project with Vitol Upstream Ghana Limited and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation as partners.
The Offshore Cape Three Points Integrated Oil and Gas Project will produce dry gas of 180 million standard cubic feet per day for a period of not less than 20 years.
The Gas Receiving Facility will also be tied-in to the Ghana Gas Pipeline to deliver gas to Aboadze and the Tema enclave.
The project is expected to produce its first gas in the first quarter of 2018 and facility will generate 1000 megawatts of electricity.
By: Daniel Kaku/ghanapoliticsonline.com