The Managing Director of MODEC Production Services Ghana, Theo Ahwireng, has led a delegation to visit Ghana’s Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

The purpose of the visit was to formally brief the Minister, who took office barely four months ago, about their role in Ghana’s petroleum upstream sector.

MODEC Production Services Ghana is a subsidiary of Japanese MODEC Inc and has been operating in Ghana since 2010.

The company provides operations and maintenance services on two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) named after Ghana’s former presidents: FPSO Kwame Nkrumah (MV21 KNK) and FPSO John Evans Attah Mills (MV25 JEAM), both located offshore in the Western Basin of Ghana.

The Managing Director, in his remarks, noted that Modec Production Services Ghana (MPSG) has a total of 425 employees including 321 Ghanaians, with two of them serving as Assistant Operations Managers for both vessels and another four as Superintendents on both vessels.

The Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, in his remarks, stated that localisation and local content are both very key to him.

He, therefore, called on MODEC to ensure that their activities are fair in order to ensure that capable Ghanaian companies are able to make it onto their vendor list.

“Local content in the oil and gas sector is very important in providing opportunities for Ghanaians and Ghanaian businesses to play significant roles in this sector, and I look forward to its realisation,” he said.

Source: www.energynewsafrica.com