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Fits like a glove: An efficient and high-capacity surface drainage design for the Tema Port
The ACO drainage solution at the port is not only highly efficient and offers great hydraulic capacity but is also self-cleaning.

This major project worth $1.5billion is entering its final phase of construction in 2022.
The recently finished phase 1 was successfully completed ahead of schedule and this was mainly due to all participants in the project delivering exceptional products and services.

ACO DRAIN® Qmax was selected specifically for this project as the engineering team and consultants realized the advantages of installing HDPE manufactured channels instead of using traditional cast-in-situ concrete channels.

The client carefully considered the cost and time ratio. This was especially important, because of the quickly executed installation. After having been trained by the local ACO team the installation team carried out the installation swiftly and without problems.

Due to the high rainfall index in Ghana, sufficient hydraulic capacity is required. By calculating the hydraulic load based on the ACO hydraulic calculator, the ideal specification was achieved. After the rainfall season the client complimented the ACO system on the drainage capacity as well as on the flushing properties for sand and debris.

1400m quay | 16.5m depth | 121ha Yard | 4 berths | 3.85km breakwater | 3.5 million TEU annual capacity

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Information at a glance

Which products were used/ installed?

  • ACO DRAIN® Qmax 900 with Q-flow ductile iron rail and F900 Chambers with F900 slot covers including accessories

  • ACO DRAIN® S 300 D4 00 gratings for cast-in-situ installation

  • F 900 manhole covers 600 & 850mm

Who took care of the project?

  • ACO West Africa

Which ACO department provided technical service?

  • ACO West Africa

Which companies/ firms where involved?

  • Planner: Bollore Transport and Logistics
  • Customer/Investor: Meridian Port Services | Bollore Transport and Logistics
  • Contractor/Installer: Bollore Transport and Logistics

When was the object build? How long was the construction period?

  • 2017- Ongoing (Estimated completion 2023)

Notes: Concrete channels with in-situ gratings were initially specified but the client chose Qmax instead to speed up installation time.