Oil companies require innovation, adaptability to survive — Solewant MD

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Solewant Group, Mr. Solomon Ewanehi has stated that oil companies require innovation, adaptability to survive in Africa’s challenging environment.

Ewanehi spoke at the award of Oil & Gas Contractor of the Year to Solewant Group by the Offshore Africa Magazine.

Solewant Group won the African Offshore Magazine Oil & Gas Contractor of the Year Award, an independent seal of excellence that recognizes businesses for delivering exceptional services

The Energy Contractor of the Year Award is granted only to businesses that meet high standards in quality leadership skills, contract implementation, project execution, and contributions to Africa economic development.

The award was conferred on Solewant Group on Thursday June 27, 2024, during Offshore Africa Magazine’s 3rd Anniversary Summit & Award Ceremony.

According to Offshore Africa Magazine’s CEO/ Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Da Costa, Solewant Group is “an outstanding contractor with a strong impact on the African economy. The analysis revealed a strong nexus between the organisation’s formidable deliverables and the growth manifested in the African energy sector.

Delivering a paper titled, ‘WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED AS INDIGENOUS OIL & GAS COMPANY IN AFRICA,’ Ewanehi advised oil and gas service industries in Africa not to see business success as a destination but see it as a journey.

He said the Africa business environment is both challenging and rewarding, that it requires a blend of innovation, strategic planning, community engagement, and adaptability in the provision of products and services to satisfy clients.

He expressed his happiness in receiving the award, that the good works of Solewant have not gone unnoticed.

“We are honoured to receive this award from Offshore African Energy. Thank you to each and every one of our clients and partners for your continued support and loyalty.

“We are committed to customer satisfaction, safety, visibility, and transparency throughout operations. Our focus is on continuous improvements, enhanced risk management, heightened employee satisfaction, and stronger monitoring of processes in line with industry demands,” Ewanehi said.

He added, “Our appreciation goes to Offshore African Energy for this recognition.”

Several other awards and recognitions were bestowed upon distinguished individuals and principal corporate bodies in Africa.

The event was attended by top personalities, seasoned stakeholders, and decision-makers in the public, Energy and private spheres of the African economy.

Solewant Group, with its subsidiaries (Solewant Nigeria Limited, Specialty Protective Coatings & Paints Limited, and Field Joint Coating Limited and Pipes and metals Industries Limited), excels in the production of steel pipe and pipe coating services to oil, gas and water industries, by deploying their state of the art plants. The Group is now entering the next phase of its extensive development through a series of investments and expansions.

Supporting the oil & gas, water, chemical processing, mining, refining, electricity, transportation, and marine industries, the US-based Solewant Group subsidiary has refined its business model to provide coated pipes to oil and gas industries through its range of services in Africa.

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