WAPCo completes pipeline cleaning exercise

The West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has announced that it has successfully completed the cleaning and inspection of its 20’’ offshore pipeline from Badagry in Nigeria to Takoradi in Ghana.

The Internal inspection of the 569 km offshore pipeline was completed on Sunday, February 23, 2020, almost one month ahead of the scheduled completion date of March 20, 2020.

On January 17th this year, the company began clean up and inspection of its pipelines is to protect the integrity and assure the safe operations of WAPCo,s offshore pipeline

In a statement signed and issued by the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Kwasi Agyeman Prempeh noted that a significant amount of data was successfully gathered during the inspection and will be analyzed over the next couple of months to further provide critical insights and assurance of the overall integrity of the pipeline to support WAPCo’s continuous optimal operations.

The statement further stated the cleaning and inspection of the offshore pipeline, WAPCo is resuming the transportation of gas to its customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana. In Ghana, WAPCo is currently transporting natural gas to its Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station only. Gas transportation to its Tema Regulating and Metering Station will commence after the completion of ongoing expansion works under the Takoradi to Tema Interconnection Project (TTIP) expected to be operational in March 2020.

“WAPCo is grateful to its stakeholders for the show of support during the cleaning and inspection exercise that allowed us to safely and efficiently execute the work plan ahead of schedule. WAPCo is particularly grateful and wishes to say thank you to the following who have played significant and commendable roles in ensuring the success of the cleaning exercise”; the statement added

Agyeman Prempeh further revealed that with the completion of the pipeline cleaning and inspection exercise, WAPCo is better positioned to offer reliable and improved service to its customers in Ghana, Togo and Benin in their effort to provide greater access to affordable and reliable power for economic growth.