HOUSTON, Texas— Feb. 6 2017—B&W Energy Services expands into a new region of the globe with a new project award at the Kpone IPP Thermal Power Plant (KIPP) in Ghana, Africa. B&W is partnering with PIC Energy, who will perform commissioning services at the plant. This is B&W’s first project in West Africa and opens up new market opportunities for growth.
B&W was awarded several pre-commissioning services, including engineered chemical cleaning, AquaLazing and steam blow services, by the project’s EPC, Group 5. The KIPP is a notable project in the region, as the plant will be capable of operating on three different types of fuel—light crude oil, natural gas or distillate fuel.
“We’re excited to be part of a project as unique as KIPP that incorporates the various feedstocks available in the region,” said Chris Oakley, Director of Sales & Engineering for B&W. “B&W is proud to partner with PIC Energy on this important project.”
The KIPP is located in the Tema industrial zone, close to Ghana’s capital of Accra. When the plant comes online in 2017 the 350 MW project will be the largest private IPP in the country, accounting for over 13% of its dependable capacity, which will enable real increased economic growth and reduction in poverty for years to come. Additionally, as a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant, it will be amongst Ghana’s most fuel-efficient thermal power stations.
This project is a significant award for B&W, and a great opportunity for more project awards in the region. It allows B&W to provide value-added services to each client, strengthens client relationships and further increases the breadth of our project portfolio.
To learn more about B&W’s project awards or to seek information about our services, please contact Shelby Pipken at 214-215-6258 or [email protected].
About B&W Energy Services
B&W Energy Services is an ISO 9001:2015 certified global full service provider of commissioning and pre-commissioning cleaning services. Through commitment, dedication, and unmatched service quality, B&W Energy Services has positioned itself as an industry leader providing services on the world’s most complex projects. Our experience is not simply limited to the power energy sector. At B&W Energy Services our experience is vast, covering all energy sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, power and renewable. AquaLazing, steam blowing, chemical cleaning, air blowing, oil flushing, project management and engineering.