Bridge Power Station

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Bridge Power Station is a 400-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant under construction in Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana.[1][2]


The satellite photo below shows the exact location of the proposed power station near the Tema Oil Refinery in Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana.

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Bridge Power received government approval in 2016.[3]

Construction started in 2017:

"Stage 1 will use five GE TM2500+ gas turbines and one purpose-built GE steam turbine in a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) configuration that will collectively generate 200 MW of power. Stage 2 will add another 200 MW through four GE LM6000 gas turbines and one purpose-built GE steam turbine, again in a CCGT configuration. Together, this will amount to over 17 percent of Ghana’s reliable generation capacity."[2]

Three of the first five GE turbines were delivered in early 2019 and funded by Hungary. GhanaWeb reported, "Hungary has further supported the Project with financing through the Hungarian Export-Import Bank (HEXIM)."[4]

To get moving on the project before long-term financing was secured, the project used vendor financing for Stage 1. In addition, "construction of Stage 1 is expected to be completed within 24 months, although the project will start generating power in ten months initially, with the gas turbines operating in simple cycled configuration."[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Early Power Limited (EPL) consortium: Endeavor Energy, Sage Petroleum, GE Power
  • Parent company: Denham Capital
  • Location: Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
  • Coordinates: 5.677739, 0.019369 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 400 MW[6]
    • Phase 1: 194 MW (start date 2021)[5]
      • Gas turbine units 1-5: 28.5 MW each
      • Steam turbine unit 1: 51.5 MW
    • Phase 2: 206 MW
      • Gas turbine units 1-4: 40 MW each
      • Steam turbine unit 1: 46 MW

Articles and Resources


  1. Bridge Power, Early Power Ltd website, accessed Dec 12, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Construction of 400 MW LNG-fired power plant begins in Ghana, Power Engineering International, Apr 28, 2017
  3. Bridge Power Project Receives Ghanaian Parliamentary Approval, Denham Capital website, Oct 25, 2016
  4. Hungary unveils $70 million Bridge Power Project in Ghana, GhanaWeb, Jan 29, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Joseph Lam, Ghana: Vendor Financing For Stage 1 Of The Bridge Power Project In Ghana, Mondaq, Sep 9, 2019
  6. Bridge Power Project, Tema, Power Technology website, accessed Dec 12, 2019