Dangote undertakes to steady gas supply in West Africa

The Dangote Group has given indication that it is ready and willing to partner with the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) to supply cheaper gas to Ghana and other West African countries.

With the announcement of the acquisition of Twister B.V, a company based in the Netherlands which delivers reliable, high-yield and robust solutions in natural gas processing and separation to the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors, Dangote believes it will be in a position to deliver on its promise of cheaper and steady supply of gas.

Speaking on the new acquisition, President and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said it was an important acquisition since “Twister’s cutting edge gas processing technology is fundamental to delivering our strategy to unlock about three billion standard cubic feet per day of gas in order to meet our gas needs,” he said.

The company will help design and build the gas plants which would be critical in processing gas from oil fields for transportation via Dangote’s planned sub-sea pipeline for ultimate consumption by various industries and power plants.

Head of the Group’s Corporate Communications, Anthony Chiejina, told Ghanaian journalists in Lagos that the company is looking to work with the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) to ensure gas deliveries to the West African sub region.

“This is an ambitious project and we believe this could solve our problems in West Africa. The WAPCo has expressed interest in collaborating with us and this is an opportunity for West Africa,” he said.

The gas will fuel the three million tonne fertiliser processing plant which is another of the Group’s ambitious projects, with the rest expected to power energy generating plants in Nigeria and in the sub region, including Ghana.

Ghana’s energy producing industry, which has been reliant on gas from Nigeria through the WAPCo, and the recently opened Atuabo Gas Processing Plant, has been bedevilled by mounting debt.