Meridian Port Services (MPS) has successfully completed the entire Phase 1 works of the Tema Port expansion project, also known as Terminal 3 of Tema Port.
The Phase 1 scope of works included building a 1,000 m long wharf which consists of 3 berths and 98 Hectares (242 acres) terminal facility on land reclaimed from the sea with all drainage, sewage, water, fire, electrical and IT services, 45 million paving blocks laid down, a 12 MW back-up power station, major facilities including administration buildings for MPS and the Authorities, a maintenance workshop, a 60 bay unstuffing shed for Customs, 6 scanners, several gate facilities, a fire plant, sewage treatment facilities and 1400 reefer container plugs.
Dr. Edmund Osei Tutu Prempeh, board chairman, MPS, commented: “..this edifice is evidence that when we put our minds to great things as a country we can achieve because we have a dynamic human resource base as a nation.
“Each member of the team from the management, contractors to the operations team have contributed massively to the completion of this edifice which is now being fully manned by local workforce. The responsibility of it living up to its expectation depends on the Operations Team, I have no doubt that they are squarely up to the task to complete our economic transformation to become a hub.”