EM&I Group Strengthens Business in Africa
October 31st, 2022
EM&I Group is strengthening its business relationships in Africa and has resumed travel to the African continent following a two-year-long break due to the Global and African pandemic situation.
Neil Woodcock, Director of Regional Development for Europe and Africa, has recently returned from two business development trips to Nigeria and Ghana.
Meetings were held with EM&I’s partners Stark Energy and STAT Marine, which are based in Ghana and Nigeria respectively. Stark Energy delivers business and engineering services in HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), technical design and provides advanced solutions for the oil and gas industry and now, as an EM&I Partner, will offer the full suite of EM&I Services for the expanding Ghana market. STAT Marine provides support through technical consultancy, engineering studies and training to the Offshore Oil & Gas industry, Marine Renewable Energies and Offshore Terminals and is now approved to offer EM&I’s advanced technology.
Discussions about the safety benefits of performing diverless UWILDs on deep water FPSOs, using ROVs instead of divers were also held. EM&I’s diverless UWILD technology innovations, such as the sea chest blanking technology LIMPET, are playing an increasingly important role in decreasing the risk of injury and death while working sub-sea and in confined spaces.
Further to this, meetings were also held with existing and potential new clients and partners to discuss EM&I’s services in West Africa.
Of particular note is a potential client in Ghana who is interested in representing EM&I with a specific focus on EM&I’s ANALYSE and ExPert technologies, which provides Risk-based inspection (RBI) as a well-established valuable strategy for managing pressure system integrity and hazardous area electrical equipment (HAEE) inspection.
EM&I is looking forward to continuing to develop business relationships with Africa-based partners to deliver high-quality, class-approved asset integrity services.