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Chinese energy giant helps Ghana develop oil, gas industry

         Date: 2015-06-17

           Tag: Chinese Energy Ghana

Summary: It is committed to supporting Ghana to develop its oil and gas industry so that the West African country could derive maximum benefits from its rich hydrocarbon resources,Chinese Petrochemical Corpo…

It is committed to supporting Ghana to develop its oil and gas industry so that the West African country could derive maximum benefits from its rich hydrocarbon resources,Chinese Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) said.

"We are here definitely for the long haul. I think it's a long term strategy to assist and support Ghana in all of its needs, economic and social and anything that we can contribute to the improvement of the country," said Mushtaq Kaloo, Engineering Advisor to Sinopec.

Kaloo spoke to Xinhua in a recent interview at Ghana's first ever Gas Processing Plant (GPP), located at Atuabo, 327 km west of the capital, which was constructed by Sinopec.

Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) contracted Sinopec in July 2012 to construct the gas facility to take over the associated gas coming from the Jubilee oil fields. The facility started processing gas last November.

After building the facility, the Chinese company signed a two- year contract to operate and maintain the plant while training young Ghanaian engineers in its operation and maintenance.

"We have brought in our expertise from Beijing, China. Those who are experts in operation and maintenance and running such facilities which are much bigger facilities than this are running in China, huge facilities," said Kaloo.

 

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