One of the highlights of the Asantehene’s visit to Trinidad and Tobago was his tour of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, the heart of Trinidad and Tobago’s petrochemical sector.
Currently , the estate is home to more than 100 national and international companies operating in the petro-chemicals, chemicals, oil and gas, power generation and allied sectors.
During the tour of the estates on August 4, 2023, His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, accompanied by Stuart Young, the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago visited the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC Group), where the King discussed the need for Ghana, and Trinidad and Tobago to explore collaboration in the energy sector especially in renewable energy .
He further discussed the possibility of the company expanding its partnerships with emerging companies in Ghana . The NGC Group is a state-owned corporation engaged in the purchase, compression, transportation, sale and distribution of natural gas to industrial users.
The Minister pledged full support to the King , offering Trinidad and Tobago as a reliable partner with a dedicated team ready to work in Ghana.
Emphasizing Africa’s significant hydrocarbons resources, the Minister stated, “Africa has significant hydrocarbons resources… and we have a responsibility to call upon the financial institutions as well as the multinational oil and gas companies to properly develop a long incorporation with the African citizens, utilisation of your God-given hydrocarbon resources.”
NGC presence in Ghana
In 2020, NGC solidified its presence in Africa by entering into a technical services contract with Integrated Logistic Bureau Limited of Ghana. The scope of this contract involved the design, procurement, construction, and installation of a pressure regulator skid for the existing Takoradi Distribution Station (TDS) in Ghana.
This project not only firmly established NGC as an international energy player but also opened doors for other companies within the NGC Group to explore international energy service markets.
Officials of the company said the visit by the Asantehene serves as a significant milestone in strengthening partnerships between the NGC Group and African nations. They said the NGC Group stands ready and waiting to collaborate for the transitional global energy industry.