Building Foundations For Vital Industry

With global supply chains disrupted, Ghana’s push for accelerated industrialization and value-added manufacturing has taken on new urgency. Since Ghana’s partial lock down did not extend to Takoradi, the region that generates 60% of Ghana’s GDP, we have been able to continue building the WestPark industrial park, progressing on the second building for DHL and Standard Bank. The health and safety of our people remains paramount. We invested in strict health and safety protocols with temperature control on entry, hand-washing stations throughout the construction site, stringent social distancing measures and face masks ‘made in Takoradi’.

New Container Berth To Open Next Quarter at Takoradi Port

Dredging has begun at the new container berth at the Takoradi port to a depth of 16 meters. The additional depth will accommodate larger container vessels as Takoradi port continues to grow at over 20% year-on-year.

The new berth is scheduled to be completed at the end of the second quarter of 2020 as Ghana’s main export port continues to make major improvements to serve the rapid industrialization of the Western Region with new production facilities opening up at the Westpark and elsewhere in the region.

More Daily Flights Added to Takoradi

Flying to Takoradi and the WestPark has become more convenient with the move of Africa World Airlines to Accra’s former international terminal and the addition of another return flight midday. Travelers can now chose from an early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon flight to Ghana’s emerging industrial hub. Flying time is less than 30 minutes.

The new schedule also ties in well with international arrivals from major airports and further improves Takoradi’s connectivity.

WestPark starts second building

The construction of WestPark’s second building, home to DHL and Stanbic among other tenants, has launched and is progressing well. While walls are going up at Building #2, the team is finishing the roofing at the Bosch House and fixing the floor-to-ceiling windows for the flagship building for the German technology leader.

The WestPark is the only modern industrial park in Ghana’s mineral-rich Western Region, which generates 60% of Ghana’s GDP. The Park offers tenants the most cost-effective operating conditions relative to other options in Ghana.

Takoradi Port Grows 21% in 2019

The Port of Takoradi continues to expand rapidly. In 2019, the port grew volumes another 21% to 9.9 million tons, adding to strong growth in prior years. At this rate, the port will double the volume of cargo in four years. Export volumes grew even faster, by 2.2 million tons – equivalent to 42% annual growth.

The WestPark is the only modern industrial park in Ghana’s mineral-rich Western Region, which generates 60% of Ghana’s GDP. The Park offers tenants the most cost-effective operating conditions relative to other options in Ghana.

WestPark Working Around The Clock For Our Tenants

The WestPark team is working around the clock with multiple shifts to complete the first buildings for our tenants and to bring a world-class industrial park to Ghana’s fast-growing Western Region. Buildings and road, water and power infrastructure are progressing well.

German Ingenuity in Ghana: Tools, Technology and Technical Expertise at the WestPark

German companies exported $2.7 billion to West Africa in 2018. At the WestPark, six leading German firms are providing tools, technology and solutions to build a world-class industrial park. Over 100 artisans are employed at the WestPark, building modern warehouses, offices and factory shells as well as world-class infrastructure. The WestPark offers the lowest operating costs in Ghana, with redundancy in power and water supply and strong regional transport links to facilitate local production.  As host of the Secretariat for the Continental Free Trade Area, Ghana is emerging as a commercial hub for Africa. The WestPark offers a central location to penetrate new markets.

Ghana’s WestPark relies on Bosch Power Tools to get the job done

WestPark is building a world class industrial park in Takoradi, Ghana. Bosch is a trusted partner to help raise the bar in delivering modern offices, showrooms, warehouses and factory shells for global and local tenants alike. The first buildings are now quickly coming up at the WestPark. Bosch is present during construction with tools and solutions that get the job done when quality and speed matter. Ghana’s Western Region contributes a lion’s share to Ghana’s rapidly growing economy.

Bosch House Going Up at the WestPark

Development at the WestPark is progressing at an accelerated pace with the Bosch House taking shape. While walls are going up on Bosch’s flagship solutions hub, Consar continues to build the road and civil infrastructure to offer a competitive operating environment to WestPark’s tenants.  The WestPark team is working to complete the first two buildings in time for WestPark’s first tenants to expand their footprint in the fast-growing Western Region.

Rail Connection to the WestPark

Today, the Ministry for Railway Development and the WestPark committed to a collaboration to further improve logistics infrastructure in the Western Region by connecting the Western Railway to the WestPark, which would enhance the integration of the park with the Takoradi Port while also offering a convenient and cost-effective connection to the resource-rich areas of the Western Region.

The Minister for Railway Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, WestPark’s President, Paulo Cruz, and BlackIvy’s West Africa, Director Alex Canfor-Dumas, exchanged the executed copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the collaboration.

At the occasion, Hon. Joe Ghartey stressed that the MOU is “part of the Government’s strategy to better connect Ghana’s vast resources with efficient production hubs, such as the WestPark, for processing and manufacturing to enhance local value addition.”

WestPark:

The WestPark is a 405-acre commercial, industrial and residential development in a strategic location in Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana. The mixed-use development addresses the challenges – including access to reliable power, water, transport and telecommunications – that often confront companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides modern and reliable infrastructure to its tenants. The WestPark offers custom-built warehouses, factories, offices, and retail space to its tenants in conjunction with business development services to ease their entry into one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Ministry of Railway Development:

The Ministry of Railway Development of Ghana was created with the core responsible to ensure and increase infrastructural growth and service delivery in Ghana’s transport sector to help ease pressure on the other means of transport. Led by the Minister, Hon. Joe Ghartey, the ministry is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring quality, effective and secure means of traveling and transporting goods and services within Ghana and the neighbouring countries.