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Rotan Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power

Plant, Ghana

Vol I - Non-Technical Summary

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April 2017

Rotan Power Limited

357718 PHR ENV 1 A

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7 April 2017

Rotan Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, Ghana

Vol I - Non-Technical Summary

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Rotan Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, Ghana

Vol I - Non-Technical Summary

April 2017

Rotan Power Limited

P.O. Box CT 6218 Cantonments Accra Ghana

Mott MacDonald, Victory House, Trafalgar Place, Brighton BN1 4FY, United Kingdom

T +44 (0)1273 365 000 F +44(0) 1273 365 100 W www.mottmac.com

357718/PHR/ENV/1/A 7 April 2017 .

Rotan Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, Ghana Vol I - Non-Technical Summary

Revision Date Originator Checker Approver Description

A 21 Sep 2016 T. Cinar A. Dal Mut I.D. Scott Draft for submission to EPA

B 7 April 2017 A. Dal Mut A. Dal Mut I.D. Scott Final for submission to EPA

Issue and revision record

Information class: Standard

This document is issued for the party which commissioned it and for specific purposes connected with the above-captioned project only. It should not be relied upon by any other party or used for any other purpose.

We accept no responsibility for the consequences of this document being relied upon by any other party, or being used for any other purpose, or containing any error or omission which is due to an error or omission in data supplied to us by other parties.

This document contains confidential information and proprietary intellectual property. It should not be shown to other parties without consent from us and from the party which commissioned it.

357718/PHR/ENV/1/A 7 April 2017 .

Rotan Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant, Ghana Vol I - Non-Technical Summary

Chapter Title Page

1 Introduction 1

1.1 What is the Project? _________________________________________________________________ 1 1.2 Who is developing the Project? ________________________________________________________ 2 1.3 Where the Project located and what is the Area of Influence? _________________________________ 2

2 The Project 6

2.1 Why is the Project needed? ___________________________________________________________ 6 2.2 Project Components _________________________________________________________________ 7 2.3 How were the Project site and technology selected? ________________________________________ 8

3 Assessing environmental and social impacts 11

3.1 What are the Project activities that could affect the environment and people? ____________________ 11 3.2 How was the Project assessed? _______________________________________________________ 11 3.3 How will people and the environment be affected? ________________________________________ 11

4 Cumulative impacts 16

4.1 What are the cumulative impacts and how they can be avoided? _____________________________ 16

5 Managing environmental and social impacts 17

5.1 How will environmental and social impacts from the Project be managed? ______________________ 17

6 Additional information 19

6.1 How do I find out more about the Project? _______________________________________________ 19 6.2 How do I have my say? _____________________________________________________________ 19

Appendices 20 Appendix A. Grievance Form ___________________________________________________________________ 21

Contents

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This document is a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) which presents a summary of

the findings of the environmental and social impacts assessment (ESIA) for the

development of a 870MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant (to

be developed in two stages), approximately 2.5 km onshore buried pipeline

connecting to the Ghana Gas Takoradi Station (Ghana Gas Station), a 500 m

buried pipeline connecting to the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) onshore

header, and a 330 kV overhead transmission line approximately 300 m in length

(the Project). The Project is being developed by Rotan Energy Ltd. Mott

MacDonald Limited (Mott MacDonald) has partnered with the Ghanaian firm

Environmental, Engineering Management Consultants (EEMC) for the delivery of

this assignment

The ESIA and supporting documents, including an Environmental and Social

Management and Monitoring Plan (ESMMP) have been prepared to assess the

potential environmental and social effects of the Project and any measures that

would be needed to reduce or eliminate any significant effects. The ESIA was

carried out in accordance with the national Ghanaian legislation and relevant

international environmental and social standards. The information in this

document is based on the findings of the studies undertaken by Mott MacDonald

and EEMC.

1.1 What is the Project?

The Project is a natural gas fired power plant with a total installed capacity of 870MW and also comprising

a buried onshore gas pipeline approximately 2.5km long connecting to the Ghana Gas Station, an onshore

buried 500m pipeline connecting to the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), and a 330kV overhead

transmission line approximately 300m long that will connect to the existing GRIDCo substation. The power

plant is to be constructed near the town of Aboadze which is located on the south eastern end of the

Shama District in the Western Region in Ghana.

1 Introduction

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The Project may develop in phases with the first phase having an installed capacity of 435MW and a

subsequent phase providing an additional 435MW bringing the eventual total installed capacity to 870MW.

Due to external economic and commercial factors such as the availability of domestic natural gas, the

capacity of the national grid, and the energy requirements of the Government of Ghana (GoG), the exact

timing of the second phase is still to be determined. Therefore, for the purposes of completeness, and with

the view of taking the most conservative approach, this ESIA report presents an assessment of a fully

operational 870MW combined cycle power plant.

Construction activities are envisaged to begin mid-2017 and last approximately 36 months. Under this

assumption the Project could begin operations towards the middle of 2020.

1.2 Who is developing the Project?

The Project is being developed by:

Rotan Power Limited (Project Proponent): an independent power producer registered in Ghana with

strong development experience in Africa.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.: one of the largest and most active trading and investment firms in Japan and one of

the largest Corporate Groups in the world. Mitsui is very active in the global power market and has

achieved significant results, with a gross generation capacity of approx. 38,000MW globally (as of end

of FY March 2015). Mitsui also participates in crude oil and natural gas upstream resource

development projects across 11 countries. In addition, Mitsui has a large liquefied natural gas (LNG)

portfolio across the world and is an active trader, owner, and developer of LNG assets.

EOSon Infrastructure Limited (EOSon Infra): the infrastructure investment arm of E Oppenheimer &

Son Group (EOS) which holds the Oppenheimer family interests. The Oppenheimer Family were

founders of the global mining company Anglo American, and until August, 2012, managing

shareholders of De Beers, the worlds largest diamond company. EOSon Infra is a significant minority

shareholder in Rotan Energy, the parent company of the Project Proponent.

1.3 Where the Project located and what is the Area of Influence?

The Project is located near the town of Aboadze which is located on the south eastern end of the Shama

District in the Western Region in Ghana.

The Project site is adjacent to the existing Takoradi Thermal Power Station (TTPS) which is owned and

operated by the Volta River Authority (VRA)1. The Project will be located within the Aboadze Power

Enclave (APE) which is an industrial area designated by the Government of Ghana (GoG) for the

development of thermal power plants by independent power producers (IPPs). Figure 1.1 below presents a

map of the proposed Project location in both a regional and national context.

1 The second plant in TTPS is owned and operated as a joint venture between VRA and CMS Generation. CMS Generation is a subsidiary of TAQA.

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Figure 1.1: Project location in regional and national context

Source: Mott MacDonald

The Area of Influence (AoI) encompasses all areas directly and indirectly affected by the Projects

components such as the combined cycle power plant, the onshore gas pipelines and the transmission line

as well as sites for related facilities and their corridors.

Figure 1.2 below presents the Project site location and other potential independe

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