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Prequalified firms confirmed for Accra-Tema motorway project



The Ghana Highway Authority, has announced the name of the pre-qualification firms for the upgrading of the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP project. The project is for a 19km dual carriageway. It forms an integral part of Ghana's National Route 1 and is also part of the Trans West African Highway (Abidjan-Lagos Corridor).

The four firms that have been successful in the pre-qualification process are:

  1. MPGA TEMA ROAD CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund, Group Five Construction and Pembani Remgro Infrastructure

  2. MOTA-ENGIL/EGIS CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of Mota-Engil Engenharia E Construccao Africa and Egis Projects

  3. POWERCHINA CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of PowerChina International Group and PowerChina RoadBridge Group Corporation

  4. VINCI HIGHWAYS-CONCESSOC22: A consortium of Vinci Highways and Concessoc 22

This is Ghana's first ever public private partnership project in the road sector and has a value of between $200 million and $300 million.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Reconstruction of the Accra-Tema motorway, including enhancing roadway capacity.

  • Entry and exit ramps at strategic locations along the motorway.

  • Upgrading and capacity enhancement of a number of interchanges including

  • the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange

  • the Apenkwa Interchange

  • Construction of grade-separated interchanges at the Tema and Ashaiman roundabouts

  • Enhacing the capacity of the road link between the two roundabouts leading up to the Afariwa junction on the Akosombo road

  • Upgrading of road between Apenkwa Interchange and Neoplan junction

  • Facilities for safe pedestrian crossing

The project will be undertaken on a build-operate-and-transfer (BOT) basis, once prequalification has been undertaken for legal, technical, construction, PPP and O&M experience, key personnel qualifications and financial capability requirements.

Ghana has been slow to develop legislation supporting PPPs and is largely due to the involvement of the World Bank, and a $30 million loan to finance institutional, fiduciary, legislative and financial capacity building for PPPs in Ghana, that this project has reached its current state.