US firm announces multi-milllion dollar electricity contract

The US firm, CMS Energy Corporation, yesterday announced that its independent power subsidiary, CMS Generation, and its Ghanaian partner, the Volta River Authority (VRA), had signed a US $44 million engineering, procurement and construction contract with Black & Veatch to build a 110 megawatt electric generating unit in Ghana, PRNewswire reported. The unit will be located at the Takoradi Thermal Power Plant, near Aboadze. VRA, which generates, transmits and distributes electricity, also sells power to neighbouring Togo and Benin, and operates a network with Cote d’Ivoire.