ABERDEEN-BASED oilfield service company Dominion Gas is opening a new gas plant in Ghana, west Africa, and an office in Perth, Australia.
The firm anticipates that investment in the west Africa site will exceed £1.5million and intends for the plant to be operational by June.
The Ghana plant will allow the company to better service surrounding oil-producing countries.
Dominion project director Russel Davies, who is responsible for delivering the west Africa project, said: “Opening a plant in Ghana is a major step in Dominion Gas’s plans for expansion. Within the first year, we expect to recruit an additional five staff, many of whom will be indigenous Ghanaian.”
The new plant will have the capability to produce the complete range of gases required by the energy industry.
The new sales office in Perth is a result of increasing business for Dominion products in the Asia-Pacific region, and also those of subsidiary company Argon Isotanks.
Dominion also has plans to open other offices and gas plants within the next 12 months, with the Middle East, Latin America and the US as the most promising locations.
The company has turnover of more than £22million and employs 85 staff worldwide with offices in Baku, Singapore, west Africa, Norway and the corporate headquarters in Aberdeen.