Takoradi harbour to receive boost as President Akufo-Addo commissions container terminals, dry dock
Cargo handling capacity, maintenance and repair of ships at the Takoradi Harbour are expected to be enhanced following the commissioning of some major operating terminals.
President Akufo-Addo today commissioned a new state-of-the-art Dry Bulk Terminal and the Atlantic Terminal Services Multipurpose Container Terminal, as well as the Prime Meridian Dock Company’s Floating Dry-dock at the Harbour.
The President believes the new terminals will also meet the demands of the rigours of the oil and gas service sector within the Takoradi Port enclave.
“The Floating Dry-Dock and Ship Maintenance facility is being introduced in partnership with a wholly-owned Ghanaian company, Prime Meridian Dock Limited (PMD) and it’s estimated at US$137 million.
“This initiative is meant to carry out maintenance works on vessels which, otherwise, would have had to call at Las Palmas, Carina, and other ship repair facilities in other countries for maintenance works,” a statement from the presidency said on Thursday.
The President also cut the sod for work to commence on the construction of a US$98 million modern oil and gas services terminal.
This he said was part of the strategic development of the Port of Takoradi, “to service the emerging Petroleum Hub and accommodate oil and gas service providers, fabrication companies, exploration companies and their suppliers for supply base activities.”
President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the projects will be completed on time
to avoid cost overruns.