MAN Energy Solutions strengthens its local footprint in West Africa with a new service workshop for the energy, industry, oil and gas sector.
On November 8, 2018, the facility in Dakar, Senegal, was inaugurated by Per Rud, Vice-President, MAN PrimeServ in the presence of Abdou Abasse Fofana, Managing Director of MAN Energy Solutions Senegal, Mr Stefan Roken, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany, representatives of local authorities and Head of leading Senegalese companies.
MAN Energy Solutions already plays an important part in the production of electricity in Senegal where it has equipped the Tobene power plant with MAN 48/60 engines. Thanks to these engines, MAN Energy Solutions covers 15% of the energy needs of the Senegalese population.
"The opening of this new workshop reflects MAN Energy Solutions' desire to develop a local service network and thus to be as close as possible to its customers to meet their needs," explains Abdou Abasse Fofana.
One of the main objectives of the local entity created by MAN Energy Solutions is to offer privileged services to major customers such as SENELEC, Tobene Power, Ciments du Sahel, ship-owners and other industrialists in the region. In addition, the service center will be able to reach out to neighboring countries, thus offering services to all West African countries.
The MAN Energy Solutions Senegal team consists of 21 employees, including 7 technicians. Dakar thus becomes MAN Energy Solutions' main service site for this area. This new installation, equipped with the latest technologies to carry out complex repairs, includes a balancer, valve and seat rectification, de-icer, engine performance control and thus makes it possible to offer preventive and curative maintenance services on all types of engines. This workshop will also support the promotion of retrofit turbocharger in an area where the potential is real.