EXHIBITOR NEWS: How this power generation leader offers energy solutions where it’s needed most
Genser Energy Africa Inc is an independent power producer (IPP) specialising in turn-key distributed generation energy solutions for mines, industries and utilities across Africa.
Genser Africa, through its wholly-owned country-level subsidiaries, engages in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of its power generation assets, and further sells power and/or steam to clients.
Each project is financed, owned and operated by as a country-level subsidiary. In the last ten years, Genser Energy Africa Inc, through its subsidiary, Genser Energy Ghana Limited, has completed and commissioned five distributed generation plants in Ghana with a total output of 132MW of which four are owned, operated and maintained by Genser.
These include: GP Bogoso (36.0MW), GP Chirano (30.0MW) GP Tarkwa (33.0MW), GP Damang (27.5MW) and GP Unilver (5.5MW). Genser will introduced as a service provider to the West African mining industry with the main focus on showcasing the various power solutions that can provide to mines in Ghana and West Africa.
The company’s operates on three mission principles:
- Develop sustainable energy solutions given the infrastructural constraints in Africa;
- Emphasise the training and development of local expertise
- Utilise appropriate technologies in a safe, efficient & reliable manner.
Genser Energy has built an enviable reputation across the region with a two-year build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement with Golden Star Resources (leading mining operator in Ghana) in 2009. It constructed a 30MW ICE power plant on the mining concession of Golden Star Resources in Bogoso in the Western Region of Ghana.
The GP Bogoso Plant is a Single Cycle Gas Turbine plant comprised of two units of GE Frame 5 gas turbines, each designed to operate as a dual-fuel system running on heavy fuel oil (HFO), kerosene and/or natural gas. Power from the GP Bogoso Plant was transmitted directly to the mine at 33kV and 50Hz.
The GP Bogoso Plant was commissioned in 2010; pursuant to the BOT contract, Genser operated the GP Bogoso Plant for two years (February 2010- February 2012) and transferred ownership of the Plant to Golden Star Resources in 2012.
Genser Energy is an independent power producer (IPP) based in Ghana. In a statement it said: “We provide sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions to numerous sectors across Africa. Genser’s current operations in Ghana reflect our firm commitment in increasing the generation capacity of the country.
“At Genser, we apply comprehensive diligence in the various stages of each project, namely; the planning, construction, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of the facility. Our highly trained staff are well-versed in the delivery of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. Our unique approach in delivering energy solutions emphasises our ability to expressly design, maintain and efficiently operate generation facilities, to the suitability of our clients and their energy needs.”