The facility, to be part financed by AFC, will process raw gas with natural gas liquids (NGLs) being fractionated into pure components like propane, butane, pentane and stabilized condensate components from the Jubilee and TEN Fields.
Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has finally gotten on course of implementing a decade old plan to double its gas processing capacity from 150Million standard cubic feet per day 150MMscf/d to 300MMscf/d.
On February 3, 2023, it signed a Project Implementation Agreement with its joint venture partners to construct a second Gas Processing Plant (GPP Train 2) at an estimated cost of $700Million.
The gas plant would be sited right next to the first train at Atuabo, in the Ellembele District of the Western Region and is expected to be completed within 24 months.
Benjamin K. D. Asante, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GNGC, initialed for the Ghana Gas while Hilton John Mitchell, a representative of the Consortium, comprising the Integrated Logistics Bureau Limited, Jonmoore International, Phoenix Park Limited and African Finance Corporation, signed for the rest of the partners.
The construction of a second train gas processing plant with a nominal capacity of 150 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd), expandable to 300 MMscfd, to process incremental raw gas volumes from the Greater Jubilee and TEN fields.
The project is part of the GNGC’s strategic development plan and expected to increase the national gas processing capacity to 450 MMscfd.
The new gas processing facility will process raw gas with natural gas liquids (NGLs) being fractionated into pure components like propane, butane, pentane and stabilised condensate components from the Jubilee and TEN Fields.
The lean gas containing methane and ethane shall be tied into the lean gas export from existing GPP Train 1 and delivered into the onshore export pipes.
Some of the components of the GPP Train 2 include the construction of a 150 MMscfd capacity processing plant, expandable to 300 MMscfd, a storage facility, an additional compressor package at Atuabo Mainline Compressor Station and provision of utilities and liquid waste treatment system.
GPP Train 2 is expected improve the output of liquids processed from natural gas to 80% compared to the existing facility, which produced between 40 and 50% of gas liquids.
The Ghana National Gas Company was established in July 2011 as a limited liability company with the responsibility to build, own and operate natural gas infrastructure required for gathering, processing, transportation and marketing of gas.