Alpha TND Limited, a player in Ghana’s power sector and in the sub-region providing an array of energy solutions, has inaugurated two new manufacturing facilities at Prampram near Tema.
The addition of the new facilities consisting of LV/MV panel manufacturing and STS meter manufacturing, is to augment the company’s capacity and brings its total manufacturing facilities to three.
The new meter manufacturing facility will exclusively be engaged in the manufacturing of all types of Standard Transfer Specification (STS) compliant meters, Meter Management System (MMS) complaint meters, customised according to utility requirements.
It has an annual production capacity of 160,000 STS energy meters in one shift of operation and is expandable for future enhanced requirements. With the existing facility, the current total installed capacity for energy meters will now increase to 720,000 meters per annum, covering every type of metering product required in the West African market.
The company’s first manufacturing factory, which was inaugurated in 2014 has since produced and supplied over 1.1 million quality energy meters to various utilities in Ghana.
The second facility will produce low & medium voltage metering panels, and is designed to produce about 9,000 metering panels per annum.
During the inauguration ceremony, a representative of Alpha TND, Ms. Vinita Bhati said “After almost a decade of passionate engagement, we are happy to say Alpha TND has rapidly become one of the leading companies in the power sector of Ghana and surrounding countries. These new facilities will promote the Made in Ghana initiative, reduce import dependency and improve availability of goods, thus, creating several direct and indirect employment, skill development and adaption of global technologies.”
In the decade, Alpha TND has also been engaged in the provision of metering solutions, construction and operationalisation of sub-stations and switching stations, transmission lines, distribution and electrification projects. Additionally, the company also trades in fast-moving energy goods (FMEG) such as LED lighting products, ceiling fans and house wires.
According to Ms. Vinita Bhati, the company’s bullish performance over the years has resulted in many achievements, stressing that Alpha TND has raked into Ghana’s economy significant forex earnings in excess of US$100 million through exports and capital importation. Also, 250 skilled persons have directly been employed, with the existing manufacturing facilities exclusively run by a well-trained Ghanaian team.
According to the company, it boasts of a matchless profile in the execution of EPC projects, including the construction of a dozen of switching and sub-stations in West Africa, with its most current projects sited in Asankragua & Juaboso in Western and Western North regions of Ghana respectively.
She further intimated that Alpha TND’s flagship project remains the prestigious “Tema-Meridian” sub-station and that through these and many other projects, the company has contributed immensely in connecting electricity to more than 140,000 households and working to connect a further 100,000 consumers in the West African sub-region.
The company is also making strategic incursions into renewable energy, having cumulatively commissioned more than 3MW of roof-top solar generation projects and currently working on a 7MW ground-mounted solar generation project.
Inaugurating the facility, the Deputy Minister for Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo said the government was keen on supporting companies within the power sector to adhere to its local content and local participation policy as this will go a long way to boost economic empowerment.
He admonished other companies to look for opportunities within the sector to scale up their expansion for more jobs and impact across the country.
Other dignitaries present included the MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George; MP for Akim Abuakwa South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy, Samuel Atta Akyea; Mr. Sanjay Asthana representing the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana; Chief of Prampram - Nuumo Awuley Kwame; and Dr. Eddie Akwetey, Tema Region President of the Association of Ghana Industries.