The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is inviting interested and eligible parties to submit an Expression of Interest for the Concession of an Integrated Container and Multipurpose Terminal in the port of Takoradi, Ghana. The Concession provides the right and obligation to develop, equip, finance, operate and maintain the Integrated Terminal over the concession period.
GPHA started the Takoradi Port Expansion Program’s construction works in 2010, which included the extension of the breakwater, the deepening of the access channel and port basin, and the construction of the infrastructure for the Dry Bulk Terminal with a depth at the quay of CD -16.0m. The tender procedure to select and contract a private dry bulk terminal operator is currently ongoing. Four companies have been shortlisted who are expected to submit their final proposals in January 2017.
The new Integrated Terminal will allow for the largest container vessels currently calling in Western Africa to be handled in the port with modern loading/unloading equipment, which is a substantial improvement over the current operations at the port of Takoradi. The Integrated Terminal combines the handling and storage of containers, general cargo, project cargo, Ro-Ro, food-related and other specialised cargo. The terminal has an initial phase of approximately 30 hectares of land and a 795-meter quay wall at CD -14.0m. Phase 2 consists of another 32 hectares and 700-meter quay wall and could be constructed in an integral or phased manner subject to market demand.
The official procurement notice for the Request for Expression of Interest will also be published on the Ghana Public Procurement Authority website: www.ppaghana.org, www.ghanaports.gov.gh and other institutions or media platforms. The Request for Expression of Interest can be requested via [email protected].