Phase two of Tema port expansion under way

Aecom has been awarded phase two of the Tema Port expansion project (TPEP) in Ghana, on behalf of Meridian Port Services (MPS), operator of the container terminal.
Phase one of terminal three was formally opened for shipping business on 28 June, following successful tests and simulation exercises of the project by MPS.
“Phase two includes project management services for the fourth berth marine and landside works, due for completion by December 2020,” says Darrin Green, managing director for civil infrastructure at Aecom.
The team is currently overseeing project management and construction supervision services as part of the first phase, including marine, land, and building works packages, as well as project controls, contract administration, construction management, health, safety and security management, and environmental and social performance management.
Once complete, the TPEP will have a new, state-of-the-art container terminal. This will include a new 1.4km long quay housing four container berths, container stacking yards, a 4km rubble-mound breakwater, a 19 metre deep port access channel, and various supporting port infrastructure and services.
The development will enable the port to accommodate some of the world’s biggest container ships, and improve cargo-handling services and capacity.
Lara Lombard
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