The Takoradi Port has entered into agreement with Zeal Environmental Technologies to ensure that its marine environment is not polluted.
Having obtained the International Standardization Certification (ISO), Takoradi Port has a policy of zero tolerance for pollution from vessels calling its waters.
The Deputy Marketing and Public Affairs at the Port of Takoradi, Peter Amo-Bediako said not only is the Port of Takoradi interested in berthing vessels and facilitating trade “but we are also interested or very conscious about the environment that is why we have partnered or licensed Zeal Environmental to ensure that as we stimulate the economy of Ghana, and the landlocked countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, we do it consciously with the environment in mind.”
He said the partnership between zeal environmental and Takoradi Port is already yielding great results, following an establishment of a waste recycling facility at that Port.
General Manager of Zeal Environmental, Wilfred Johnson said the facility allows oily sledged water to be taken from vessels that come to berth at the ports and discharged into a 32,000 litre pond where the waste is segmented into three parts; oil, water and solid.
In addition to the waste recycled plant, he said the partnership with the Port of Takoradi has also produced the automated tank cleaning equipment used in cleaning the tank farms at the Port of Takoradi and a nitrogen production facility used to blank the surface of the tanks before cleaning to avoid any explosion.