The Volta River Authority (VRA) of Ghana has awarded a contract to Hatch Acres of Canada to assess a technical audit report for the 160-MW Kpong hydroelectric project on the Volta River.
Hatch Acres also is to prepare cost estimates to retrofit four Kpong units, including balance of plant equipment, and prepare documents for bidding. As part of a counterpart engineer training program, VRA engineers are to visit Hatch Acres offices in Niagara Falls, Canada, for the project’s duration.
Acres carried out original design and construction supervision for Kpong in the 1970s.
VRA is a government-owned utility, generating most of its power from Kpong and the 912-MW Akosombo project on the Volta. It also is developing the 400-MW Bui project on the Black Volta River.