Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Cummins engines power expansion projects in Ghana

Fourth Quarter 2019 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A pair of Cummins QSK95 engines is helping power expansion projects at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). GPHA is the national port authority of Ghana, responsible for the governance, maintenance and operation of the country’s ports. These ports have seen a dramatic increase in total cargo traffic, transit cargo, and container traffic, which has prompted expansion projects. To increase its handling capacity, a major expansion and infrastructure upgrade will require bigger vessels and higher capacity engines.

The addition of three RAstar 3300 series tugs is currently on order. Turkey-based Torgem Shipyard is constructing the new ship-docking tugs. Torgem Shipyard is at the forefront of modern ship construction, serving as the construction site for over 100 new building projects. The facility is equipped to handle the building, repair, maintenance, and conversion of a wide range of vessels, including chemical tankers, cargo ships, tugboats and mega-yachts.

Each of the new tugs will be powered by a pair of Cummins QSK95 engines. The three custom-designed tugs will enter service with the GPHA on the west coast of Africa, where shipping volumes are increasing, creating a requirement for powerful modern tugboats. They will be equipped to fulfil a multitude of tasks for the GPHA, including ship-assist, fire-fighting, and pollution response. Commander Stephen Abane Ayeo of GPHA said, “We know Cummins engines. They are durable, economical and strong, and provide good maintenance support. We’ve been a partner for over 30 years.”

For more information contact Deepa Rungasamy, Cummins, +27 11 589 8512, deepa.rungasamy@cummins.com, www.cummins.com




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