GPMS is owned by Mining Oil & Gas Services (65%) in partnership with the Tema Oil Refinery (35%). The GPMS facility operates under an exclusive 15 year concession agreement from the Ghanaian Government.
GPMS operates on an open access basis, servicing the bulk distribution companies and Tema Oil Refineries (TOR), on a throughput tariff basis. The facility handles in excess of 4.5 million metric tonnes of petroleum product per annum.
The operations of GPMS involve the discharge/transfer of petroleum products from vessels (ships) and other bulk liquid cargo types through the Single Point Mooring (SPM) and the Conventional Buoy Mooring (CBM/ABB) systems. Each of these installations have their associated offshore pipelines and linking facilities to onshore pipelines that are connected to tank farms at TOR, Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) and other bulk distributor companies in Ghana.
GPMS is working closely with BOST Co. Ltd (Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation) to develop specific oil and gas infrastructure, including the development of a network of storage tanks, pipelines and other bulk transportation infrastructure, as well as developing natural gas infrastructure throughout the country. The expansion of Tema entailing the addition of single-point mooring for the import of clean fuels and the ability to receive vessels of up to 200 000 MT is being actively developed.