Gov’t sets up special purpose company to manage gas-to-energy project


A new special purpose company, named the Guyana Power and Gas Incorporated, has been up by the Government of Guyana to manage the forthcoming Gas-to-Energy project at Wales, West Bank of Demerara (WBD).

The company is wholly owned by the state.

The natural gas-fired power plant and the natural gas liquids (NGL) plant to be constructed at Wales will fall under the management of this new company.

The Indian Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs, in a press release issued on Thursday, announced that a contract was inked between the Guyana Power and Gas Inc. and Engineers India Limited.

That contract, the release detailed, is for the provision of consultancy services needed for the forthcoming Gas-to-Energy project in Guyana.

Director of Projects in the Office of the President, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, signed as director of the new company. President Dr. Irfaan Ali and India’s Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri witnessed the signing.

The Gas-to-Energy project promises the delivery of cheaper electricity and large amounts of cooking gas to Guyanese. It is set to become the largest project in Guyana.

In December, a contract was inked for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Guyana integrated natural gas liquid plant and a 300-megawatt power plant.

The signing between the Government of Guyana and US-based integrated energy solutions group – LINDSAYCA – in partnership with a local firm – CH4 Group – took place at the Office of the President in Georgetown.

Overall, the project, which is pegged at more than US$1 billion, will feature approximately 220 kilometres of a subsea pipeline offshore from the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in the Stabroek Block to onshore.

That allows natural produced in oilfields offshore to be harnessed at the Wales’ power plant.

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