Starting 2017, power plants within the Ghana’s Tema enclave will witness a significant improvement in the supply of natural gas for their operation, reported Ultimate FM.

Ghana would receive its first gas from the West Africa Gas Ltd. (WAGL) liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, currently under construction in Tema, in July 2017, Ghana Web informed. According to WAGL’s Project Director, Ole Agerndal, this is a result of “WAGL’s decision to fast-track the construction process in order to supply much-needed gas to the plants in Tema.”

The project was approved by the country’s parliament in October, and is expected  to supply Ghana with 180mcf/d of gas for a period of 10 years. The project also entails the leasing of Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU), and the dredging and extension of the breakwater at the Tema Port by at least 300 meters. Agerndal revealed that a FSRU has already been acquired and is currently anchored at the Port.

With government running on a tight budget, experts believe the WAGL project offers a big relief to the nation, and supplements other efforts being made in the energy sector.