Ghana Gas replaces Chinese engineers; saves $3.5m each month

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Ghana Gas Company Limited has uncovered that within the most recent four years, it has eliminated the 52 Chinese exile staff running its technical operations at the Atuabo plant in the Western Region.

This disclosure was made by the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, Dr. Ben Asante, when he took members of a Gas Conference at present going on at Takoradi on a visit around the plant to acclimate them with the organization’s tasks.

The gathering has drawn together authorities from the Ministry of Energy and different significant area offices and other industry players to examine vital manners by which Ghana’s gas assets can be boosted to assist the country.

Dr. Asante unveiled that as of March 2017, the organization’s plant was completely monitored by exile technical personnel and numbered around 50.

Notwithstanding, a deliberate choice was taken to prepare Ghanaian designers to assume control over these operational jobs, and that as of now staff is completely Ghanaian, with around 50 specialists.

He unveiled further that this move has saved the organization about $3.5m each month that it was paying the Chinese exile engineers, adding “they are splendid thus far we have not had any occurrences at the plant”.

He additionally expressed that there was some doubt when the thought was at first mooted, given that there had been a mishap before at a VRA plant, and uncovered that despite this, the drive was pushed through.

The Ghana National Gas Company joined in July 2011, is the country’s head gas business organization and is liable for creating and prospecting of lean gas, condensate, LPG and assumes a vital part in the country’s mechanical area.

Through its underground pipelines, the Atuabo plant supplies gas to the VRA’s Aboadze warm plant and in this way assumes a gigantic part in the nation’s force supply framework.