NETCO, GNPC TO PARTNER ON ENGINEERING SERVICES
The Managing Director of National Engineering and Technical Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Kenneth Ejuoneatse, said his company was ready to assist Ghana to establish its own version of an engineering company for its oil industry, as interest in the country's oil and gas business activities deepen.
According to a statement issued by NETCO on Wednesday, Ejuoneatse who disclosed this in Accra, Ghana, during his visit with other management employees to both the Ghanaian Deputy Minister, Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, recently, said the establishment of such a company would not only boost relationship between NETCO and the two institutions, but also enhance human and technical capabilities in the Ghanaian oil and gas industry.
To be known as Ghana Engineering and Technical Company , Ejuoneatse said the company would assist the oil industry in the areas of engineering and other technical services adding that for Ghana to get the best out of the arrangement, NETCO was willing to do all projects in Ghana.
Responding, the Ghana deputy minister, Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, lauded the efforts of Nigeria in the oil and gas industry saying that as a big brother, Ghana had a lot to learn from Nigeria.
He, however, expressed the willingness of his ministry to collaborate with NETCO as soon as few issues were sorted out
'I will be willing to ensure that a joint venture between NETCO and my ministry comes to reality. Infact I will personally look forward to such experience and will be willing to clear the way for proper collaboration,' he said.