Speaking on Tuesday April 17 at the Siemens Customer Day forum, Mr. Edmund Acheampong, CEO of Siemens Ghana disclosed the company’s intention to help Ghana resolve electricity crisis.
Mr. Acheampong stated that Siemens together with Rotan Energy will develop and construct the most “efficient” and environmentally friendly thermal plant in Ghana with the capacity of about 660 megawatts.
Making reference to Siemens’ legacy in Ghana in the period of 2 years in oil and gas, industrialization and energy, Mr. Acheampong said with the support and partnership of some local companies his outfit is contributing close to 330 megawatts of power into the national grid.
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Speaking on the importance of electricity to economic growth the CEO said:
“In 2015…as my fellow Ghanaians will recall, at the highest of energy challenges in Ghana, we all saw the crippling effect it had on the economy.”
“However, from late 2016 till date we see gradual improvements in the supply of electricity for industrial and domestic use and we are beginning to see the Ghanaian economy revitalized as a result,” he said.
Mr. Acheampong believe that electrification is a catalyst for economic growth.
He also acknowledged that the growing population calls for need for adequate power generation and supply. “Siemens is here to provide the cutting age technology and solutions for Ghana.”
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