Quantum Power Ghana Gas Limited (QPGGL) is developing the Tema Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, which will include the necessary infrastructure to import, store, regasify, and deliver regasified LNG to off-takers in the Greater Accra Area for an initial period of 10 years. The project is designed to encompass a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) permanently moored offshore, which will receive LNG, regasify it, and then export it via a 16” riser, pipeline end manifold (PLEM), and 24” pipeline to an onshore metering and distribution terminal. The onshore reception/metering facilities are designed for the reception of gas from the FSRU via the subsea pipelines. Gas from the metering station will then be routed into a distribution manifold and transported via dedicated pipelines to the end users.
QPGGL appointed Knight Piésold as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to undertake a full environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the project (both offshore and onshore components).
Knight Piésold was mandated to facilitate the project’s environmental authorization process in line with all relevant local and international legislative requirements. These included the International Finance Corporation standards and the African Development Bank standards.
The project has evolved through various stages. The key stages for the entire ESIA studies include: