Projects at the Heart of Building a New Power Plant in Africa

April 27th, 2016

Aksa Enerji, a long-term customer of Horoz Bolloré Logistics - Projects (SDV Horoz Projects), has signed a 5-year (subject to 5-year extension) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Republic of Ghana for installation of a 370MW power plant, electricity generation and the guaranteed sale of this energy. As per this agreement, Aksa Enerji will sell the electricity generated in full to Ghana with a purchase guarantee.

​Horoz Bolloré Logistics - Projects is in charge of performing a series of special logistics solutions for the handling of total 22 sets of 46 type Wartsila engines for this power plant. The maximum unit weight is 280 tons. The total volume to be handled by Horoz Bolloré Logistics - Projects is approximately 14,000 cbm & 400 SOCs including the accessories.

The specification of the 11 sets from Turkey consisted of the dismantling of the engines and alternators all-the-way to offloading onto foundation in Ghana. For the five sets, as already handled from India, and the six other sets from Sri Lanka, the scope started from vessel under hook until offloading onto foundation in Ghana as well.

Bolloré Logistics’ teams from India, Ghana, and Ivory Coast have provided their full support during the bidding stages while continuing to work closely on the execution and monitoring of operations.

As of March 2016, Horoz Bolloré Logistics - Projects has handled five engines and five alternators of the first lot shipment from India to Ghana. These modules have been offloaded on elephant feet at a dedicated storage area upon completion of ship discharge operations in Tema. Then, these engines and alternators are to be reloaded on hydraulic trailers for inland haulage operations to the power plant site and offloading operations, once the foundation pads are ready to receive the engines.

The second lot from Turkey has also been shipped out to Ghana in April 2016, and the third lot from Sri Lanka is scheduled to be handled in the next few months.

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