Petronia City

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Petronia City
Commercial hub in Petronia
Energy City
Motto(s): Live,Work and Play
Coordinates: 4°54′17″N 1°51′44″W / 4.904624°N 1.862160°W / 4.904624; -1.862160Coordinates: 4°54′17″N 1°51′44″W / 4.904624°N 1.862160°W / 4.904624; -1.862160

Petronia City is a 2000-acre master-planned city development project that aims to provide the first fully integrated business hub for West Africa’s Oil, Gas and Mining industries. The proposed development is being undertaken by Wonda World Estate Development and the Petronia City Development affiliate. The said project is being hosted by Beahun and Yaabew communities in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region of Ghana, approximately 8kilometres from Takoradi.

Petronia City is a self-sufficient and environmentally friendly city designed to address the infrastructure gap in the Western Region in the wake of the 2007 oil discovery and subsequent increase in social and economic activity in the region. Petronia City will cater to the needs of the oil and gas, mining, financial and government sectors and will provide a hub from which industry leading companies can expand into the sub-region and beyond.

The project, conceived by Nana Kwame Bediako, the CEO of Wonda world estate and Petronia City Development Company Limited, kicked off in October 2013 and will unroll in phases over the next 10 years. Upon completion, the city will house approximately 30,000 residents and will include commercial, residential, civic, industrial, educational, and recreational facilities, providing a unique live, work, play and learn experience in West Africa.

City Aerial View
Aerial View
Energy City
Energy City street view

Phase 1[edit]

Phase 1 of the project consists of a 70-acre prototype of the entire development beginning with the construction of world-class basic infrastructure.

  • Electricity
  • Water system
  • Sewage treatment
  • Storm water drainage
  • Parking & Bus terminal
  • Master planned road network
  • Data/telecom networks

Development of commercial and residential facilities in Phase 1 will include:

  • 4 star Hotel - 150 rooms with 200 seat conference facility
  • 4 office blocks - 22,000sq meters
  • Recreational Center
  • Shopping Mall
  • Schools and Clinics
  • 25 three and four Bedroom Executive Villas
  • 140 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments

Phase 2a :ENERGY CITY[edit]

Phase 2a of the project will see the development of West Africa’s first Energy City, the main business hub and office park for international key players in the oil and gas and mining sectors. Located in the center of the Commercial Zone, Energy City will provide the opportunity for industry leaders in oil and gas and mining exploration, production and related support services to work in close proximity with one another and form a more efficient business community by taking advantage of shared resources, technology transfer and enhanced flow of information.

Phase 2b :GOLF CITY[edit]

In Phase 2b Golf City will be established. The first of its kind in West Africa, Petronia City’s Golf City will be a golf-centered community and tourist destination attracting visitors from around the world.

Golf City will consist of luxury villas and apartments, boutique hotels, a clubhouse, retail shops and restaurants set in 365 acres of lush landscape, creating a unique experience for residents and visitors. Golf City will be home to the only 18-hole World Class Championship Golf Course in the region.

Phase 2c : INDUSTRIAL[edit]

Phase 2c will develop the city’s light and heavy industrial zones. These zones will house facilities for power production, water treatment, recycling plants, and aluminum and bauxite production. The light and heavy industrial zones will provide state of the art infrastructure, reliable power and proximity to resources and consumers for companies looking to expand or enter industrial production.


Phases 3 and 4 will expand on the city’s residential, commercial and recreational facilities, civic institutions and landscaping. Highlights of the additional development will include a world-class transportation hub, multi-purpose stadium and an Oil and Gas University.


  • David Adjaye - Architects / Urban Planners
  • Matkovich & Hayes - Golf Course designers
  • White – Legal Advisors
  • WBHO
  • Michelletti & Co. Ltd.
  • Taysec Construction Ltd.
  • M.Barbisotti & Sons Ltd.
  • Consar Ltd.
  • De Simone Ltd.

Further reading[edit]


  • Oxford Business Group, Substantial Opportunities Expansion Expected Across Most Segments Economy Sees Strong

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