Thyssenkrupp makes Ghana hub for West Africa

Seth Miah, Regional Manager, West Africa, thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp, a German multinational conglomerate and leading Industrial Solutions partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems, has reiterated its position on making Ghana as the hub for operation in the West African sub-region…..

Since 2017, when this was made known, the Company has fully established its office in the country.

In an interview following a media roundtable discussion, the Regional Manager, West Africa, Seth Miah said the office in Ghana has so far being involved in several activities not only in the country but across the region.

“The hub concept is already operational,” he stated.

“What we are doing is to try and have a number of projects that which we have already begun, as well as appoint country managers for the various countries in the region,” Miah said.

For us the first phase is to develop the business in the other countries within the region.

We are keen to re-enforce our position in the petrochemical industry, as we look into some fertilizer projects, tank farm project.

“We are developing our office in Accra to become the central hub for West Africa, we think we have all the relevant technologies and the experience as one of the leading companies in plant engineering and construction as well as industrial services which Ghana needs in this important phase of their industrial development,” said Dr Philipp Nellessen, the Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Nellessen outlined thyssenkrupps’s vast experience within industrial solutions which included thyssenkrupp building over 2,500 chemical plants built worldwide with 90 years of experience in construction of fertilizer plants and with a vast portfolio in the mining and energy industries across many Africa countries.

He also added that building a Chemical Industry utilizing feedstock like gas can be a very important step in developing a countries industry and outlined the experience thyssenkrupp gained in this over the last decades in other African countries, for example Egypt where they build the vast majority of the fertilizer plants always focussing on increasing local content.