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:
MPGA TEMA ROAD CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund, Group Five Construction and Pembani Remgro Infrastructure
MOTA-ENGIL/EGIS CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of Mota-Engil Engenharia E Construccao Africa and Egis Projects
POWERCHINA CONSORTIUM: A consortium made up of PowerChina International Group and PowerChina RoadBridge Group Corporation
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.