Total Ghana opens second solar powered station

Business News of Monday, 3 December 2018



Total Ghana

In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, innovation and premium customer service, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, a leading oil marketing company in Ghana, has launched its second solar service station.

This comes few months after it inaugurated its first service station at the Tema Main Harbour in July 2018.

The newly renovated solar service station is located at Takoradi Airport Junction, and is the first of its kind outside of the Greater Accra Region.

The Airport Junction Total Service Station has 56 panels on the canopy which produces about 18 kWp of power serving the shop, the pumps and the two forecourts. This system is a grid-tier system with batteries and it comprises an inverter, AC and DC panels.

Speaking on the project, the Managing Director, Eric Fanchini, mentioned that there will be a second phase of this solar installation.

“The solar panels for this phase will provide power to the car wash center, the lube bay, the tyre center and the KFC on the premises.”

The current installed solar capacity would enable the service station to generate enough energy to run its activities without reliance on the main electric power.

“Since the company inaugurated the Tema Main Harbour solar service station in July 2018, the first ever to be installed in Ghana, it has been able to save a reasonable amount on electricity cost”.

According to the company, the construction of the solar-powered service stations is part of efforts aimed at providing energy solutions that are efficient and environmentally friendly.

Moreover, the company plans to solarize at least 50% of its network stations within five years as part of its modernisation plan.

He said that Total Petroleum Ghana would continue to show its leadership strength in investing and improving the standard of its stations for the benefit of customers and the general public.

About Total Petroleum Ghana Limited

Established in 1951, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a locally listed oil marketing company with over 4,700 Ghanaian shareholders.

The company has a retail network of 251 service stations across the ten regions of the country with activities spanning the aviation, bitumen and mining businesses.

The company provides expertise on engine performance and reduction in fuel consumption through premium quality fuels, lubricants and car care products.

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is ISO 9001:2015 certified and its respect for quality, standards, achievements and safety has propelled it to the forefront of the Ghanaian Petroleum Industry.

About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services.

Its 31,000 employees are present in 110 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 16,000 service stations in 65 countries.

As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies.

Its 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible.

As a responsible corporate citizen, they focus on ensuring that their operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

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