Engen Ghana to supply aviation turbine kerosene


Engen Ghana Limited has stated its determination to be the oil company of choice within Ghana, the sub-Saharan African and the Indian Ocean Islands.

In this regard, the company is venturing into the supply of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) beginning next year to airlines operating in Ghana.

This follows extensive work done by Engen Ghana Limited over the period with other industry players as well as regulators.

It is worth noting that the company’s announcement comes on the heels of the parent company (Engen Petroleum) being awarded the Service Provider of the Year by African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for “it’s extensive service provision of aviation fuel services in Africa, commitment towards support and capacity building to African aviation”.

AFRAA is the association of African Airlines based in Nairobi. The member airlines include a number of Engen’s customer base including Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Namibia and various others, Mr Henry Akwaboah, MD, Engen Ghana, said in Accra.

He said the company is currently expanding its retail footprint by investing in new stations in towns such as Akwatia, Kintampo and Afamu, near Bibiani. Other projects in the pipeline include sites at East Legon, Cantonments, Kpone near Tema and other areas across the country. A number of innovative products are being rolled out in its fuel and lubricants business within the period.

Mr Akwaboah said Engen as a global energy company produces and markets fuels and lubricants for all industrial and automotive applications. All these are formulated to deliver performance according to the requirements of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) such as BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Caterpillar, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota among others.

He said that lubricants from Engen are better priced and backed by years of innovative research by various research partners across the globe.

“At Engen, the way we do business is inextricably linked to our values – integrity, ownership, team work, empowerment and performance. These values underpin our day-to-day operations as a responsible corporate citizen in every territory in which we operate,” Mr Akwaboah explained.

He said the company views sustainability as an integral part of their business operations, recognising that people, planet and profit together form the foundation of Engen’s long-term growth and success.

Meanwhile, as part of its corporate social responsibility, the company pays National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) premiums to about 50 residents in the Ga West Municipality.

The yearly premium, totaling GHC 2,500, includes administrative charges aimed at supporting residents within the Amasaman District where Engen has a modern station at Pokuase.

Other CSR programmes include nationwide distribution of 20,000 tables to selected schools in the country. The project is aimed at aiding the knowledge base of Science students.

The company also recently contributed to the Otumfuor Education Trust Fund.

Engen Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Engen Petroleum of South Africa which is majority owned by PETRONAS Malaysia.

Engen range of lubricants covers agricultural automobiles, mining, construction and marine industries.

source :  Graphic Online