Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has shifted the completion and pre-commissioning date of its processing plant at Atuabo to the end of July this year due to Financial and technical challenges .
This new development has resulted in the reduction of production of oil at the Jubilee Fields from 115,000 barrels per day to 103,000. The completion and pre-commissioning date for the processing plant was set for the end of March, this year.
According to Daily Graphic, the total volume expected to be shipped daily to Aboadze is estimated at 30 million standard cubic feet (SCF), a volume which is enough to feed one generating unit at the power enclave.
Head of Public Affairs of Ghana Gas, Mr Alfred Ogbamey Tetteh, said that the company was aware of the intended by-pass by the Jubilee Partners.
“It is important to note that there are several factors occasioned by the release of funds to sub-contractors, which led to the delay in meeting some of the set target dates,” he said.
He said on two occasions, two major sub-contractors demobilised and left the site for more than seven months due to the lack of funds, adding that Ghana Gas lost a vital component offshore, known as the remote operating vehicle (ROV).
Mr Tetteh said it was also important to know that the company was doing everything possible to ensure the completion of the project, adding that work is more than 90 per cent complete and what is currently left is little minor works to be done, as well as connecting the flexible pipes from the FPSO to the riser-platform offshore.