DESMI enters partnership agreements in Ghana

Nor-Shipping has Africa on the agenda for this years Nor-Shipping week. DESMI, exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2017, has also set their sights on the business opportunities in Africa as they recently launched their Ghana initiative by appointing 2 partner companies to promote DESMI products & services in Ghana.

Seaweld Engineering Ltd – Will be taking the lead role and partnering DESMI to offer equipment, training, after sales & spares for the DESMI range of Industry, Marine & Offshore, Oil Spill and Fuelling products.

FlatC Marine & Offshore – Who operate a fleet of offshore supply vessels has agreed a collaboration with DESMI to offer oil spill response services to the expanding oil & gas sector in Ghana.

Local focus
Going forward, the two Ghanaian companies will be promoting and selling DESMI’s world renowned range of equipment and services such as gear & marine pumping solutions, skimmers, booms and fuelling solutions. The intention is for customers & prospects to have available locally the same level of products & service enjoyed by our customers in the West. In this regard the CEO of Seaweld, Alfred Adagbedu has committed to bringing on board a dedicated technical team to ensure the country objectives are met.

Ghanaian economic environment a key motivator
For some time it has been a great concern whether or not Ghana would be able to handle a potential oil pollution accident, but this new agreement brings optimism and a new confidence to the situation. General Manager of DESMI Africa, Leslie Andrews indicated that the Ghanaian economic environment was one of the key motivators for entering this strong partnership.

“We saw the opportunities that Ghana presents and the performance of Seaweld and FlatC as unique partners in this change we want to bring to the offshore business in the country,” he said.

Shorter response time
The COO of FlatC Marine Offshore, Capt. Michael F. Norteye explained one of the key advantages of the deal:

“A lot of times when these spillages occur, because Ghana does not have experts to deal with them, people have to be invited from Europe and that takes days before they reach here. “So I find this deal an interesting one that will resolve all issues involving oil spillage on our seas,” he said.

For more information please contact: Karina Poulsen at DESMI: kpo@desmi.com.