Rigworld Solutions Limited is set to open an ultramodern manufacturing center here in Ghana to produce high quality stud bolts and nuts for the mining, and the oil and gas industries.
The center, which is to located in Takoradi, capital of the Western Region will also produce high- and low-pressure hydraulic hoses for the Ghanaian and other markets within the West African sub-region. The new facility, which is to be known as Rigworld Solutions, is borne out of a collaboration between Rigworld and its United Kingdom (UK) partners, Steadfast and Hydrasun.
With the opening of the Rigworld Solutions facility, it will offer an excellent alternative for the oil and gas, and mining companies to source high quality and affordable stud bolts and nuts, and hydraulic hoses to support their routine repair and installations of factory or site machinery and equipment. It will also provide jobs to some unemployed youth within the catchment area as well as other parts of the country.
Factory Manager of Rigworld Solutions, Nicholas Amenyor, during an inspection tour at the facility, told journalists that their products are of quality standards and meet international specifications.
He emphasized that the factory employs production and quality requirements of their UK partners, Steadfast and Hydrasun, to their operations to ensure the best value for their clients.
“We have contracted them to supply us with the raw material. Since we are partnering with them to use their brand, we also make sure that the right quality of product that they use for production in UK is sent to us here in Ghana to enable us match the same quality standards,” he said.
With this, the company is convinced that the importation of these products, and its associated cost, will be a thing of the past.
“The time taken to import these items are taken off, your freight cost, among others are taken off. Even if we are to charge you the same price as you pay for imported ones, you will see that you still can make a lot of savings from it. Relatively, our price will remain lower than what is imported, and of same quality and even more,” Mr. Amenyor stressed.
He explained that the company has demonstrated the capacity and excellence in the extractive industry as an indigenous company, and appealed for support from both the Ghana government and industries in the sector.
Nicholas Amenyor further called on the Petroleum Commission (PC) to develop a framework that will support local industries, such as theirs, to maximize production.
He argued that such frameworks will provide a secured market for their products, as it will ensure that industries procure them locally.
“We appeal to the Petroleum Commission to come up with some rules and regulations that will ensure that our production will not be in vain… for the maximum infrastructure and complex equipment that we have come to put here in Ghana,” he said.
It must be emphasized that the Rigworld Solutions facility currently has a total of ten specialized technicians who are in charge of running the production unit from threading to final stages of the stud nuts and bolts production.
Operations Manager, Ernest Gyamposu disclosed that their personnel have undergone intensive training from their partners in the UK.
“We’ve had trainers come from the UK, from both partners (Hydrasun and Steadfast) to train some of our personnel here. We’ve identified some key personnel who have also gone to the UK to some specialized training too, all to bring up personnel to speed and up to the task regards the operations we carry out here,” he noted. Enditem