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Staff from AngloGold Ashanti with CAPS staff members, Greg Baldwin, Operations Manager West Africa (second from left) and Terry Brown, Sales Manager in the Accra office, (far right).
Miners in Ghana will start receiving compressed air after Australian firm Compressed Air and Power Solutions (CAPS) opened an office in Accra to provide the service.
Compressed air is air which is kept under a certain pressure, usually greater than that of the atmosphere. In the mining sector it is used for drilling, loading boxes, refuse bays, cooling and agitation.
According to CAPS, the service is to enhance sales and maintenance activities in support of mining operations and the Ghana office will serve the entire West African region.
“…CAPS can now order equipment and have it shipped directly to Ghana for assembly and commissioning,” the company said in press release issued February 20, 2012 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, adding the office in Accra will allow CAPS to effectively and efficiently service the maintenance and repair contracts of its customers.
“With the growing number of installations in Ghana and neighbouring countries, it is no longer practical to fly a service engineer in for a few days to do a single job and then fly him home to Australia,” said Greg Baldwin, Operations Manager West Africa for CAPS.
By Ekow Quandzie