International Trade Mission to visit Ghana


Scottish companies in the oil & gas sector to visit Ghana from the 19th – 23rd June, 2017

ACCRA, Ghana, June 15, 2017-The Scottish Oil & Gas trade mission will be visiting Ghana from the 19th -23rd of June 2017. This visit provides an opportunity for Scottish businesses to access the local market conditions, and to look to potential local partners interested in enhancing their own offer by linking up with Scottish companies.
Leading the trade mission to Ghana is Andrew Monaghan, Scottish International Trade Advisor for West Africa at Scottish Development International – Scotland, UK.
Commenting, Andrew Monaghan said:
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. Sub sectors represented include education and training; subsea engineering; winches; electrical product distribution; well construction and engineering services; and remote communications systems. Awareness of the need to address local content and local participation issues is high and will also be discussed during roundtables.
The Scottish Oil & Gas industry has faced challenges since the drop in oil prices, however, it has responded impressively through a combination of innovation, lowered costs and by engaging with new markets in West Africa. With the cost in the North Sea now averaging $15 per barrel, Scotland holds the position of the most competitive Oil & Gas industries in the world, it is our hope to share our success here in Ghana and across West Africa.
Currently Ghana benefits from Scottish-based companies operating in Ghana, there is scope to develop partnerships and for the transfer of the technologies, educational capabilities and skills that have been built up over the 50 years of operating in the North Sea.
Scotland is a true Global Hub for Oil and Gas and associated education and training. The Oil and Gas cluster makes a huge contribution to the Scottish economy with Scotland having creative and innovative companies operating in over 100 countries worldwide.
For companies or individuals interested in finding out more about the composition of the delegation please get in touch with: Selma.Baba@scotent.co.uk officer at the SDI office, British High Commission, Accra.

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