GE Oil & Gas opened a new facility in Ghana’s Takoradi Port late March, expanding its global footprint and supporting local investment, Ghana News Agency reported.

According to Africa Business Communities, the facility will serve as the primary service center for deep-water offshore projects in Ghana as it has a 1,600 square meters indoor test area with capability for testing three subsea trees (XTs) simultaneously, and 4,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor storage.

This new infrastructure plays a critical role in supporting the installation for Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project – for which GE Oil & Gas is supplying subsea and turbomachinery equipment.

The project will support the local community by providing direct employment opportunities, as well as welcome support for the local supply chain, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

GE Oil & Gas’ President and CEO, Lorenzo Simonelli, stated: “The opening of the GE Takoradi facility demonstrates our commitment to developing local partnerships and capacity building to deliver effective and efficient solutions for our customers.”