Ghana is set to construct first industrial and
business park in Africa wholly powered by renewable
energy in Takoradi, Western Ghana.
According to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens who
confirmed the report, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WestPark Enterprises was signed to develop an expandable microgrid
solution for the fast-growing industrial and business park.
The new industrial park is poised to
accelerate the transformation of Takoradi – Ghana’s
third-largest city. As part of the
agreement, Siemens will develop a 250kW microgrid that
controls the energy generation and throughput for the initial phase
of buildings to be constructed at WestPark.
The microgrid will be powered by onsite
photovoltaic panels. A back-up battery storage solution will be
sourced as well. The grid can be expanded as more buildings are added with the
aim to ensure that the park remains powered by renewable energy.
“This project is perfectly in line
with Siemens’ vision for future business in Ghana and
other African countries. As a company we are continuously looking for
new responsible and efficient
energy and infrastructure solutions, and our collaboration with
WestPark is a good example of how we can support partners with similar goals,”
said Sabine Dall’Omo.
Siemens is committed to
economic growth across Africa, and in doing so in a forward-thinking
manner by implementing
environmentally sustainable solutions that will help its
partners and customers succeed in today’s environmentally-conscious global
The WestPark aims to eliminate many of the challenges faced by companies doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as access to reliable power, water, broadband internet, and transport.http:// https://constructionreviewonline.com/2019/02/ghana-to-build-first-re-industrial-park-in-africa/