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MODEC Production Services appoints Theophilus Ahwireng as MD

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Theophilus Ahwireng
Theophilus Ahwireng

MODEC Production Services Ghana JV Limited (MPSG), providers of floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has announced the appointment of Theophilus Ahwireng as Managing Director with effect from April 23, 2019.

Confirming Mr Ahwireng's appointment, the Vice President of MPSG, Koji Kawabe, believes that his appointment would go a long way to propel his outfit's business aspirations.

"Having a leader of Theophilus Ahwireng’s calibre will propel our business aspirations and we are very pleased to welcome him to the organisation,” Mr Kawabe said.

Mr Ahwireng is a seasoned technical and business leader with three decades of experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry as well as the extractive industry.

Until his appointment, he was the Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Energy on issues relating to the Upstream Petroleum sub-sector under the Ghana Oil and Gas Inclusive Growth (GOGIG), a DFID funded programme.

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Prior to that, he was the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission between 2013 and 2017. He also worked for Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in a variety of roles for over twenty years.

Despite all this experience, Ahwireng was also the leader of the Interim Management Committee credited with the successful turnaround of Prestea Sankofa Gold Limited into a profitable company between 2006 and 2008.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Ahwireng noted that he was hopeful of working with his new team to deliver better results for the company and its stakeholders.

"MODEC is contributing effectively to Ghana’s petroleum production and power supply and its contribution is significant. As I join the company, I look forward to working with the team to deliver even better results for the company and all its stakeholders," he said.

MPSG is the operator of two FPSOs on behalf of Tullow Ghana Limited namely, FPSO Kwame Nkrumah for Jubilee fields and FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, for TEN fields.

The company is a subsidiary of MODEC Inc., a leading specialist and provider of competitive floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry such as Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels and Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs).

MODEC also has an excellent track record of EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) as well as charter and operations projects.