Baker Hughes, a GE company, has announced the inauguration of its oil and gas multimodal facility (MMF) in Luanda, Angola
The facility, with its additional capabilities across multiple product lines, will deliver a suite of products and services across the oil and gas value chain. It will serve as a hub to support customers and projects in Angola and southern Africa region, and will also serve customers on a global scale.
The strategic location for this multipurpose facility will enable BHGE to provide faster response and mobilisation to customer sites, and reduced product and service delivery costs based on economies of scale of a one-stop shop.
The Luanda facility will serve BHGE’s product company capabilities in oilfield services, oilfield equipment, turbomachinery and process solutions, and digital services.
In addition to manufacturing and installation of subsea infrastructure, the facility will provide a wide range of oilfield services, well construction and drilling services, wellbound intervention, wireline services, completion services, aeroderivative turbomachinery, power and compression technology and maintenance services for upstream production facilities (i.e. oil platforms and FPSOs), midstream production facilities.
This investment in Angola’s infrastructure is part of the country and region localisation strategy of the company. The operations of the hub will be run by a majority of highly skilled Angolan employees, further reinforcing people and skills development in industry and country.
Ado Oseragbaje, president, BHGE sub-Saharan Africa, said, “BHGE is the only fullstream technology and service company, supporting oil and gas operations in Angola.”
“We have operated in Angola since 1958, and this latest investment in the country further cements our unique position in the market and offers our customers access to world-class technologies and services, spanning the entire oil and gas value chain to help their business,” he added.
“Beyond serving our customers, this facility is another big step in our localisation journey and our long-term commitment to the African region,” he concluded.