Baker Hughes General Electric (BHGE), a provider of integrated oilfield products and a subsidiary of international conglomerate, GE, has launched a multimodal facility (MMF) for oil and gas in Luanda, Angola.
The facility 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 puts BHGE in close proximity to serve important projects in the region. This will enable BHGE to provide faster response and mobilization to customer sites, and reduced product and service delivery costs based on economies of scale of a one-stop shop. For customers, it means access to an expanded product and services portfolio under one roof, cost savings and efficiencies, and overall, shorter project timelines.
The Luanda facility will service BHGE’s product company capabilities in oilfield services, oilfield equipment, turbo machinery & process solutions, and digital services.
In addition to subsea infrastructure manufacturing and installation, the facility now also delivers a broad range of oilfield services, well construction and drilling services, wellbore intervention, wire-line services, completion services, power and compression technology and maintenance services for upstream production facilities.
“This infrastructure investment in Angola is a testament to BHGE’s localization strategy in the country and region. The hub’s operations will be run by a majority of highly skilled Angolan employees, further entrenching people and skills development in the industry and the country.” The company said in a recent statement.
“BHGE is the only full stream technology and service company, supporting oil and gas operations in Angola,” said Ado Oseragbaje, President of BHGE Sub-Saharan Africa.
“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. Beyond serving our customers, this facility is another big step in our localization journey and our long-term commitment to the African region,” Oseragbaje added.
The facility’s multifaceted offerings will provide easier access to all as aspects of oil and gas operations and with its location in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and in particular, the fast-developing basins in Southern Africa.
Baker Hughes General Electric concluded that this will enable quicker turnaround times for customers on equipment delivery, maintenance and repairs, and overall, shorter project lead-times.