The New Ultramodern Liquid Bulk Terminal at the Port of Takoradi, commissioned by the Vice President in September 2020, is expected to begin operations by May 16, 2021.
The state-of-the-art liquid bulk terminal which cost about USD 56.7 million was built and would be operated and managed by Marshall Oil and Gas Services, a subsidiary of the IbisTek Group of Companies.
It consists of a -14m chart datum, 5 loading arms for the various petroleum products which are petrol, diesel, LPG, heavy fuel and bitumen. It has a berthing capacity to handle vessels of up to 60,000 tons of petroleum cargo.
In an interaction with Eye on Port, Dr. Felix Nana Sackey, the CEO of Atlantic Terminal Services, a subsidiary of IbisTek, disclosed that staff have been recruited and are being trained ahead of the commencement of operations.
Dr. Sackey said the Liquid Bulk Terminal is fully automated and unlike any other in the subregion.
He said, “this jetty is fully automated. Everything is automated, from the loading arms to the valves and the connectivity to the tank farms.”