Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Scottish interest in Ghana oil and gas

gasACCRA, (CAJ News) – SOME stakeholders in the Scottish and gas industry have expressed an interest to invest in Ghana.

The interest comes ahead of a delegation from the European country visiting the West African country on January 21 and 22.

The aim of this visit is to gain a good understanding of local market conditions and to look for potential local partners interested in enhancing their own offer by linking up with a Scotland-based company.

“I am delighted to be bringing such a large trade delegation from Scotland, all of whom are interested in helping to develop and build the Ghanaian oil and gas industry for the benefit of its citizens,” Gary Soper, Regional Manager for Africa: Scottish Development International, who will be leading the delegation.

He said subsectors represented include education and training, subsea engineering, winches, electrical product distribution, well construction and engineering services as well as remote communications.

“Among the delegation, awareness of the need to address local content and local participation issues is high,” added Soper.

Scotland is seen as a true global hub for oil and gas.

The oil and gas cluster makes a huge contribution to the Scottish economy and Scotland has grown many creative and innovative companies already operating in over 100 countries worldwide.

While some Scotland-based companies are already operating in Ghana, there is scope for more to be active here through developing partnerships and transferring some of the technologies and skills that have been built up over the 50 years of operating in the North Sea.

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