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Ghana expands Tema Port


Tema Harbour. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Tema Harbour. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has commenced a $1.5 billion worth project for the expansion of the Port of Tema.

The investment project, which is expected to triple the container handling capacity of the terminal, is slated to be completed by the fourth quarter 2019.

The work and construction at the container terminal will be handled by AECOM in cooperation with China Harbour Engineering Company, on behalf of Meridian Port Services (MPS).

The project includes dredging of the port channels to 19.00 m depth and berths to 16.00 m depth, as well as additional quay with length of 1,400 m, four berths and construction of breakwater with length of 4,000 m. The improvements aim to attract the shipping lines to add Port of Tema into their loops at west coast of Africa.

Project Director at AECOM, Ozgur Balaban: “AECOM is proud to manage this project on behalf MPS. Due to the size and complexity of the project, our team includes highly-experienced port project management professionals who have come to Tema from AECOM’s global organisation.

“These port specialists will work with our local Ghanaian specialists, who are well-qualified in project controls, contract administration, construction management and environmental management. We have a truly multinational staff, representing nine nations and five continents,” he said.

Port of Tema, or also known as Tema Harbour, is located in the southeastern part of Ghana, along the Gulf of Guinea. The harbor lies along the Gulf of Guinea and is 18 miles from Accra, the capital of Ghana. The harbour has a water-enclosed area of 1.7 million square metres and covers a total land area of 3.9 million sq m.

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