01 Apr Ghana Kpone Unity Terminal handed over to GPHA
Kpone Unity Terminal, a container handling and devaluing terminal near the Port of Tema in Ghana, has been handed over to the West African country’s Ports & Harbors Authority (GPHA), following the completion of its construction works.
The world-class terminal sits on a 16.2 hectares piece of land and it consists of a 105,000m2 of container storage and devanning area, a car storage area, control tower, water tanks, transformer house.
Other facilities include a mechanical shop, fire bay, container freight station, an office complex, banking hall, a cafeteria, and an outdoor parking area, to mention just a few.
The Kpone Unity terminal was originally designed to serve as an off-dock terminal for devanning activities particularly from the Port of Tema.
The Project enablers
With the J.V. Driver Projects Inc, an Engineering & Construction company headquartered in Nisku, AB, Canada as the main sub-contractor, the Kpone Unity Terminal project was implemented within a period of five years.
It was funded through a US$ 126M loan procured from the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Canadian federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly with governments of foreign countries, under a finance, engineer, procure and construct contract.
According to Kati Csaba, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, this facility will enable the West African country to benefit more fully from increased economic opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and contribute to Ghana’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.