PWPS livre deux unités FT8® MOBILEPAC® à mode accéléré en Libye

GLASTONBURY, Connecticut, 16 mars 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Le 13 décembre 2016, PW Power Systems, Inc., une société du groupe Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), a signé un accord auprès de Power & Water Alliance LLC (P&WA) pour livrer deux unités de turbine à gaz aéro-dérivé FT8® MOBILEPAC® à la Compagnie générale d’électricité de Libye (GECOL). P&WA installera les unités à Tripoli dans le cadre d’un contrat clé en main avec le Fonds Qatari pour le Développement (QFFD) afin d’appuyer les efforts humanitaires du gouvernement du Qatar pour soutenir le peuple libyen.

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Le directeur général du Fonds Qatari pour le Développement, Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, a signé l’accord avec la compagnie générale d’électricité de Libye et le directeur général de la société américaine Power & Water Alliance LLC. GECOL sera propriétaire exploitant des turbines à gaz, qui fonctionneront au carburant diesel, et celles-ci devraient être opérationnelles au printemps 2017.

« PW Power Systems a apporté un soutien rapide au peuple libyen en livrant les unités de turbines à gaz FT8 MOBILEPAC en Libye dans un délai de six semaines à compter de la signature du contrat », déclare le président de PWPS, Peter Christman. « Ces unités mobiles à mode accéléré fourniront une certaine flexibilité en matière de carburant et une fiabilité élevée en alimentant des milliers de personnes en électricité, mais aussi en soutenant les infrastructures essentielles comme les hôpitaux et les centres de soins communautaires ».

Contexte
Recourant à la technologie éprouvée de packs de turbine à gaz SWIFTPAC®, le pack de turbine à gaz MOBILEPAC est conçu pour fournir de l’électricité de manière rapide et fiable. Ses avantages comprennent sa compatibilité environnementale, sa capacité bicombustible/double fréquence et son fonctionnement à distance. PWPS a fourni plus de 550 moteurs FT8 à l’industrie grâce à 127 packs dotés de la configuration MOBILEPAC.

À propos de PW Power Systems, Inc.
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), dont le siège social est situé à Glastonbury, dans le Connecticut, est un leader mondial en prestation de solutions énergétiques pour l’industrie de la production d’électricité. PWPS fournit un vaste éventail de produits et de services, notamment des groupes de turbines à gaz, des services après-vente pour les turbines à gaz industrielles, ainsi que des services d’ingénierie, d’approvisionnement et de construction. PWPS est une société du groupe Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). MHI, dont le siège social est situé à Tokyo, au Japon, qui est l’un des plus grands fabricants de machinerie lourde au monde, fort d’un chiffre d’affaires consolidé de l’ordre de 35,9 milliards USD pour l’exercice clos le 31 mars 2016. La gamme diversifiée de produits et de services de MHI comprend les centrales électriques, y compris la puissance distribuée et les usines chimiques, les équipements de protection de l’environnement, la construction navale, les structures en acier, les machines industrielles et d’usage général, les aéronefs, les systèmes spatiaux et les systèmes de conditionnement d’air. Pour en savoir plus sur PWPS, rendez-vous sur www.pwps.com.

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PWPS Delivers Two Fast-track FT8® MOBILEPAC® Units to Libya

GLASTONBURY, Connecticut, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On December 13, 2016, PW Power Systems, Inc., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), signed an agreement with Power & Water Alliance LLC (P&WA) to deliver two FT8® MOBILEPAC® aero-derivative gas turbine units to the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). P&WA will install the units in Tripoli as part of a turnkey agreement with Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) in support of the Qatar government’s humanitarian efforts to support the people of Libya.https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20151105/284312LOGO

Qatar Fund for Development’s director general, Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, signed the agreement with General Electricity Company of Libya and the director general of the U.S. company Power & Water Alliance LLC. GECOL will own and operate the gas turbines which will run on diesel fuel oil and are expected to be operational in the spring of 2017.

“PW Power Systems provided rapid support for the people of Libya by delivering the FT8 MOBILEPAC gas turbine units to Libya within six weeks of contract signing,” states PWPS President Peter Christman. “These fast-track mobile units will provide fuel flexibility and high reliability providing power to thousands, as well as supporting essential infrastructure such as hospitals and community care centers.”

Background
Utilizing the proven SWIFTPAC® gas turbine package technology, the MOBILEPAC gas turbine package is designed to provide quick, reliable power. Benefits include its environmental compatibility, dual fuel/dual frequency, and remote operability. PWPS has provided over 550 FT8 engines to the industry with 127 packages in MOBILEPAC configurations.

About PW Power Systems, Inc.
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., is a world leader in the supply of energy solutions for the power generation industry. PWPS provides an array of products and services including gas turbine packages, industrial gas turbine aftermarket services and engineering, procurement and construction services. PWPS is a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). MHI, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers with consolidated net sales of $35.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses power plants, including distributed power and chemical plants, environmental equipment, shipbuilding, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. To learn more about PWPS, visit http://www.pwps.com/.

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‘Expand and resuscitate multi-agency mineral revenue taskforce’

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has called for the resuscitation and expansion of the Multi-Agency Mineral Revenue Task Force to include the Petroleum Unit of the Ghana Revenue Authority and relevant petroleum sector agencies.

The task force should be mandated to receive reports from the joint field visits and to support any transfer pricing audit that may be initiated by the Transfer Pricing Unit.

Mr Bernard Anaba, a Policy Analyst at ISODEC, said this at a workshop to validate study reports on illicit financial flow and how to address the pitfalls in revenue mobilisation process.

The reports were Tax and Illicit Financial Outflow: A Case in Ghana’s Petroleum Sector; and Illicit Financial Outflow: A Case of Commodity Imports in Ghana.

He said the study was to spur official action and sense of urgency in those matters and galvanise the fight against illicit financial inflow in Africa, especially Ghana, to learn about the things that affected the financial health of Ghana.

Mr Anaba said per the findings, there was no records of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract making its way to Parliament for consideration and Ministry of Finance did not follow due diligence but were ready to grant tax waivers than ensuring that Ghana saves money.

He said Parliament was lackadaisical in granting tax waivers without sighting the EPCC contract while the Ministry of Finance also breached the Constitution by not seeking Parliamentary approval of Act 181 (5) of the Constitution.

Mr Anaba recommended that Ghana’s public sector reform programme be given fresh impetus to focus on institutional collaboration and automatic exchange of information among related entities in every sphere of national economic life.

He said the plan by the Petroleum Unit of the Ghana Revenue Authority to include staff of the transfer pricing on their routine field visits were welcomed and highly encouraged.

Mr Bishop Akolgo, the Executive Director of ISODEC, speaking on: Illicit Financial Outflow; A Case of Commodity Imports in Ghana, said custom officials had no reliable database of goods and services and their comparable cost.

He said observation also indicted that clearing agents sometimes connived with importers and customs officials to assign a low value to an item or even misclassify an item for tax purposes.

Mr Akolgo said to support the transfer pricing regulation, Ghana needed to proactively monitor multinational companies’ cost of production in real-time.

He said for solid mineral and petroleum production, processing and marketing, national authorities needed benchmark costs and price-filter model to guide regulators and tax authorities.

“Design, implement, monitor and evaluate a real-time model for tracking and eliminating trade mispricing in commodities and train and resource tax authorities to implement same,” he said.

He called for the institution of an inter-ministerial natural resources co-ordination committee, chaired by the President or the Vice-President, to look at forest, fisheries, solid minerals and petroleum in a holistic, coordinated and harmonious manner.

Source: Ghana News Agency

DSP Tehoda’s judgement now on March 31

A Human Rights Court has fixed March 31 to deliver its verdict in the case involving a former Senior Police Officer, DSP Gifty Tehoda who was cited in missing cocaine which later turned into baking soda.

The Court presided over by Mrs Justice Gifty Adjei Addo was expected to deliver her judgement today but deferred it.

The trial judge noted that after a perusal of the inherited case docket she realised that there was a writ and motion on notice for the enforcement of human rights.

According to the trial judge she did not know which of them that she was to deliver her judgment called on plaintiffs’ Counsel Mr Livingston Amenuvor to clarify that.

Mr Amenuvor explained that the motion for the enforcement of human rights had been truncated and prayed the court to deliver its judgment on the substantive writ.

DSP Tehoda in September 2011, was cited in the case of one Nana Ama Martins who was arrested for possessing large parcels of substance suspected to be cocaine, but was later discovered that it had turned into bicarbonate or baking soda.

DSP Tehoda who was then in charge of the Commercial Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service was later interdicted by the Police administration and subsequently dismissed by the service.

DSP Tehoda was subsequently acquitted and discharge by an Accra Circuit but the Police Service declined to reinstate her and this compelled her to seek justice at the court of law for wrongful dismissal.

The case was before a judge who was dismissed following allegation of his involvement in the Anas Judicial saga.

The matter was therefore transferred to Mrs Justice Addo.

Source: Ghana News Agency

CDD Ghana/UNICEF takes findings of District League Table to Greater Accra RCC

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) – Ghana and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have briefed the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on the 2016 District League Table (DLT) report.

The DLT is a simple ranking tool showing national progress toward delivering development across Ghana’s 216 districts.

The district assemblies are assessed for their compliance with administrative and statutory requirements, with the DLT focusing on Ghana’s actual progress in improving development and wellbeing across the country as a whole, breaking down the indicators to the district level.

The key indicators for the DLT include education, sanitation, rural water, health, security and governance.

The meeting with the Greater Accra RCC is the first in the series of briefings of RCCs by CDD – Ghana and UNICEF on the status of each district in the Region the 2016 DLT report.

The Greater Accra Region placed second with 62 per cent; while the Ashanti Region came first with 63 per cent.

The percentage scores for each of the rest of the regions are Brong Ahafo, Upper East and Western 61 each; Upper West 60; Central 59; Eastern 56; Northern 55 and Volta 54.

The report, which was nationally launched in December 2016, revealed that of the 16 district assemblies in the Greater Accra Region, the La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LNMMA) was adjudged the best performing District Assembly for 2016 with a score of 77.8 per cent.

The other top four performing district assemblies in the Region were the Tema Metropolis, Ashaiman Municipal, Shai-Osudoku District and Accra Metropolis.

These districts had scores between 7.2 and 18.9 percentage points above the national average of 58.9 per cent and between four and 15.8 percentage points above the regional average of 62 per cent.

On the other hand, Ga Central Municipal, Ledzoku-Krowor Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ada West West District and Ga South were at the bottom of the regional league table in terms of ranks.

These districts had scores between 1.3 and 10 percentage points below the national average of 58.9 per cent and between 4.4 and 13.1 percentage points below the regional average of 62 per cent.

Ms Mavis Zupork Dome, a Research Officer of CDD Ghana, said the DLT was an initiative of CDD – Ghana and UNICEF Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).

She said the DLT aimed at increasing accountability between decision-makers and citizens, which was crucial in Ghana for improving both the demand for and supply of quality public service delivery in education, health, security, rural water, sanitation and governance.

She explained that the DLT, which was started in 2014, was an independent tool for promoting social accountability, showed national progress towards delivering development across Ghana’s 216 Districts and it was produced on an annual basis.

“With the data available for approximating progress made on the provision of proper sanitation services the District’s Community Certification for Open Defecation Free (ODF); it is evident that though districts are making progress, there is still more to be done since no district in Ghana is certified ODF,” she said.

Ms Sarah Hague, Chief of Social Policy and Monitoring and Evaluation, UNICEF Ghana, said there was evidence of improvements in some district’s ranking, however, most districts saw their ranks drop.

She said districts that had shown remarkable improvements were Kpone Katamanso District and La Dade-Kotopon Municipal.

Madam Dorothy Onny, Director Research, Statistics and Information Management, MLRD, urged traditional rulers and district chief executives to see the DLT as a simple tool to facilitate development, adding that: “It is not a name and shame matter”.

She called on CDD Ghana and UNICEF to intensify public education on the findings of the DLT.

Nii-Amarh Ashitey, the Director – Human Resource Management, Greater Accra RCC, urged on Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies to take the findings of the DLT very seriously; so as to guide them in their policy formulation.

On education, he said the ranking must also take into cognisance the fact that some districts had better private basic schools than others; hence their performance at the Basic Education Level being better than those with more public basic schools.

Dr Callistus Mahama, the Acting Head of the Local Government Service, in a statement read on his behalf by Nii-Amarh Ashitey, said the DLT must be used to promote accountability for development and service delivery primarily with the Central Government.

He said public education was needed to remove all misconceptions about the DLT; stating that poor performing districts must learn from the success stories of their peers.

Source: Ghana News Agency