Ghana - Takoradi T2 Thermal Power Plant Expansion Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jul 2012
Signature Date 25 Jul 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23340
Commitment U.A 16,719,637.29
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project will involve the capacity expansion of the existing Takoradi Thermal Power Plant (TTPP). TTPP is located on the southwest coast of Ghana, approximately 15 km northwest of Sekondi and Takoradi. The nearest settlement, located 1-2 km East is Aboadze. The TTPP consists of 2 units: T1 and T2.

Project Objectives

The first unit at Takoradi (T1) has been operating to its full capacity, 330 MWe, combined-cycle operation since April 1999 with two combustion turbines. The T1 steam turbine uses a cooling tower fed with seawater to cool the steam turbine condenser cooling. The T2 unit is currently a 220 MW plant, consisting of two combustion turbines exhausting directly to the atmosphere. The existing T2 Unit is to be expanded to its full capacity of 330 MW, by the addition of a steam turbine to convert it to combined-cycle operation. It is proposed that the expanded T2 plant will be cooled by a new once through cooling water system from the sea. The once-through cooling system is also proposed to replace the existing seawater fed cooling tower system of steam turbine generator unit at T1. It should be noted that the above mentioned expansion of the power plant of Unit T2 to its final capacity is proposed to be implemented in parallel to the change in cooling water system.


The beneficiaries of the project will be the Government of Ghana and the population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-FD0-002
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Ghana
Coordinates Location Name
4.97287 -1.64732 Aboadi