FPSO Kwame Nkrumah is expected to be shut down in May. This planned shutdown is to allow the FPSO undergo a general routine maintenance exercise.
Briefing the media after a working visit to the FPSO on Monday in Takoradi, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, mentioned the temporary shutdown is to allow repair works to be carried out on the turret bearing of the oil and gas production vessel.
“The turret challenge has been a major challenge for our country, we have gone to see the kind of work going on there and I’m impressed about the level of work done there”, Dr. Amin Adam stated.
Dr. Amin Adam sort to assure Ghanaians that the impact of the shutdown will be minimised since Ghana Gas is now in full operation to receive about 60 million standard cubic feet of Gas daily from the TEN fields.
“From what we saw and the briefing we got from our partners, the effect of the shutdown on power generation will not be much and therefore, I will like to inform Ghanaians that there is no cause for alarm” he Indicated.
He however stressed, government will not entertain too much shutdowns of the vessel since it has effects on the country in terms of revenue.
The Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, Charles Darku, on his part, reiterated the commitment of Tullow Ghana in finding a permanent solution to the faulty turret bearing on the floating vessel used in production and storing oil in the Jubilee field.
Kojo Ennimil Arthur|Spicefmonline.com|Ghana