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Centrax strengthens position in West Africa with sale of five CX501-KB7 generator sets

By October 20, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Centrax Gas Turbines, the international power generation specialist, has sold five CX501-KB7 generator sets to Genser Energy Ghana, an independent power producer.  Owned by parent company, Genser Energy Africa Inc., Genser Ghana specialises in providing customer energy solutions for mines, industries, and utilities. 


The order for five generator sets will each incorporate a Siemens 501-KB7 gas turbine, and will be installed at the Gold Fields mine at Damang, Ghana, one of the largest gold mines in the World.


The generator sets are required to provide Gold Fields a more reliable power supply than they are currently experiencing from the grid.  The KB7’s will run on vaporized propane fuel supply and treatment will also be supplied as part of the Genser contract with Gold Fields. 


Genser’s expertise in running turbines on propane opens up a large potential market in Africa for Centrax where pipeline natural gas is not available, and liquid fuel is not economically viable.


This order further strengthens Centrax’s position in West Africa and follows on from the sale of a CX501-KB7 to Cometstar, Nigeria.


All five units are scheduled to be installed and running by the end of 2016.