thyssenkrupp, a German multinational conglomerate and leading Industrial Solutions partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems has announced that it is in the process of upgrading its Accra office into a regional hub.
This was revealed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer for the sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Philipp Nellessen who said that that it had plans to make the office in Accra to become the central hub for West Africa.
Dr Philipp Nellessen, also maintained that the company was also training young Ghanaians in our training academy in Africa as well as in our companies and engineering hubs abroad.
The company’s Chief Executive in his address at a media roundtable also said that efficient engineering solutions were critical in helping countries create value for products, increase self-sufficiency and create employment opportunities for their citizens.
Dr Nellessen further stated that thyssenkrupp was better positions to partner with Ghana in its industrialization agenda because it had the relevant technologies and had a vast experience in delivering industrial solutions to manufacturing companies.
Nellessen revealed that thyssenkrupp’s experienced included building over 2,500 chemical plants globally, a 90-year experience in construction of fertilizer plants, and a vast portfolio in the mining and energy industries across many Africa countries.
Nellessen further said that thyssenkrupp was better positioned to offer countries assistance in utilizing feedstock to power the chemical industry given its experience in working with other African countries like Egypt where it used local content to build a vast majority of the fertilizer plants.
Mr Seth Miah, the Regional Manager for West Africa at thyssenkrupp reiterated that thyssenkrupp was the ideal partner for developing Ghana’s petroleum hub owing to its holistic, efficient and sustainable solutions.
Mr Miah commended government for its commitment in the industrialisation agenda and that once the process was due, the Company would continue its efforts in partnering all stakeholders to fully industrialise Ghana.
thyssenkrupp established its presence in Ghana since 114 years ago and has been a key player in the country’s industrial sector.
Some of the key projects which it has undertaken since 1959 include the construction of water pipeline from Kpong to Tema and Accra in a length of about 100km in 1963 and the installation of the thyssenkrupp jaw crusher in 2017.
Others include the supply of 24 Thyssen-Henschel diesel-electric/ diesel-hydraulic locomotives and the launch of thyssenkrupp office in Accra in 2017.