General Electric (GE), a US-based oil and gas company specialized in deep water offshore services in the oil and gas sector has opened its new Sub-Saharan facility at the Takoradi Port in the Western Region.
The facility, according to the company will provide support services for its customer operations.
In 2015, GE was awarded a $850 million contract for the supply of subsea elements for the ENI’s Offshore Cape Three Point block.
In line with that, the company sought to establish a 1,600 square meter indoor test area at the Takoradi port to facilitate the fast assembling and testing of critical subsea trees (Christmas Trees) needed for the OCTP project.
Before it’s commissioning on Wednesday the facility had come on stream already deploying some of the components needed by ENI.
Speaking at the commissioning of the facility at the port, president and CEO of GE Oil and Gas Lorenzo Simonelli noted that “the opening of the Takoradi facility demonstrates our commitment to developing local partnerships and capacity building to deliver effective and efficient solutions for our customers…We are committed to partnering Ghana to help support build critical skills and developing infrastructure for Ghana’s growth”.
Deputy Minister of Energy and MP for the Effia Constituency in the Western Region Joseph Cudjoe expressed satisfaction at work done and pledged government support for companies with genuine interest of doing genuine business in the country.