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GE Oil & Gas opens new support base in Takoradi Port

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.

 

 

 

 

Source: citifmonline.com

RwandAir begins direct flights from Accra to Lagos

RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda will on March 23 commence direct flights from Accra to Lagos as part of the Airline’s route expansion project in 2017.

Lagos –Nigeria being the first phase of the project, will be followed by new routes such as Harare (Zimbabwe) and Mumbai (India) on 01st and 03 rd April respectively.

The flights to Lagos will be tagged to the existing Accra- Kigali route and operated daily with the new fleet including the newly acquired Airbus 330-200 -triple class configuration with on board wifi and mobile access. According to Shukrani Hemedi, Country Manager of RwandAir Ghana, this project is one of many initiated by the airline to add more value and meet customers demand.

“We are happy about this development and the opportunity to pick passengers from Accra to Lagos which meets expectation from our cherished clients.’’ As a growing brand with quality and complete services at the core of our endeavours, we will continue to work hard and expand our services to delight our customers whom we owe our business existence to.

Dubbed ‘Spreading its wings’ the project will see the launching of many more destinations including its first long haul flights to London Gatwick in the United Kingdom (May 2017) and New York in the United States of America.

About RwandAir

RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines on the African continent operating a growing fleet of 11 aircraft while still covering 19 destinations *Kigali, Johannesburg, Dubai, Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salaam amongst many and proudly introducing Lagos, Mumbai, Harare and London this year 2017.

RwandAir is a certified airline having IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), ISAGO (IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations) coupled with numerous awards in customer service, route development, equipment, safety and more…

We also have attractive baggage allowance for all our destinations, loyalty program (Dream Miles), great on board Cuisines, on board WIFI and allow mobile usage on our new aircrafts.

RwandAir which started operation in Ghana in 2013 is well known for its affordability, reliability and provision of total convenience to our cherished passengers.

Operating with well capable and efficient staff we are delighted to serve with the highest standard of industry professionalism.

 

 

 

 

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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