Tema Port – Terminal Three
The Meridian Port Services (MPS) Tema Port connects Ghana’s shipping industry to the rest of West and Central Africa. Its ambitious expansion will accommodate larger ships and improve the harbor’s facilities and equipment, all while focusing on resource efficiency. The EDGE-certified Terminal Three consists of three separate buildings that include a workshop and maintenance building, offices for administrative purposes and offices for the port’s authorities. MPS designed the buildings to maximize the use of natural daylight while implementing technical solutions to reduce the consumption of energy and water.
MPS is a joint venture between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals. The company is committed to supporting the sustainable growth of Ghana by investing in the country’s infrastructure with a localized approach. In the expansion of the Tema Port, 95 percent of the materials used will be locally procured and the project will provide over 1,000 jobs for Ghanaians. The expansion of the port is also part of the government’s larger goal to improve Ghana’s trade flows and bring greater economic development to the country. Tema Port – Terminal Three has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, insulation of the roof, variable speed drive pumps, energy-saving lighting, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in open offices.
Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.
Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, steel (zinc or galvanized iron) sheets on steel rafters for roof construction and solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.