Cenpower – Transformational power from the Kpone plant
Cenpower’s Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) is a 350MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine thermal power generating plant located in Kpone in the Great Accra region of Ghana. Upon completion, KIPP will operate on a tri-fuel mix and will use natural gas as its dominant source of fuel, thereby significantly reducing the environmental impact of the plant’s operations.
The KIPP plant operates a world-class environmental and social management system (ESMS) including but not limited to: purposely developed health, safety and environment (HSE) policies and procedures; dedicated skilled HSE staff; constant workforce HSE training and awareness; rigorous monitoring programs for air quality, dust, noise, water and particulate matter; a waste management program; a biodiversity monitoring program, and proactive internal and external system auditing.
KIPP’s workforce is made up of a dynamic combination of men and women from both local and international origins. Approximately 90% of KIPP’s workforce is Ghanaian and 50% are from the neighbouring areas of Kpone and Tema and the power plant will provide further local employment, training opportunities and technology/skills transfer.
KIPP has an excellent community engagement program and has initiated numerous projects for the benefit of surrounding communities. The Plant actively supports local production, with 40% of light goods used during the construction phase being sourced locally.
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