Blue Ocean Investment launches cutting-edge LPG bottling plant …seeks to transform LPG industry

Blue Ocean Investment has launched its cutting-edge LPG bottling plant, a revolutionary facility that will transform the LPG industry.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and boasting of a storage capacity of 4,000 metric tonnes, it is set to modernise the bottling process and enhance customer satisfaction.

During an LPG stakehold­ers’ meeting held in Accra on Friday, Blue Ocean Investment’s management hosted key indus­try players, including Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketing Com­panies (LPGMCs), Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC), Tanker Owners Associ­ation, and Tanker Drivers Associ­ation, to showcase the company’s readiness towards the implemen­tation of the Cylinder Recircula­tion Model policy (CRM).

The CRM represents a forward-thinking policy directive aimed at increasing access to safe, clean, and environmentally friendly LPG for Ghanaians, with the goal of reaching 50 percent penetration by 2030.

The framework of the CRM was developed through collab­orative efforts among various stakeholders in the LPG sector.

The facility tour and truck ex­hibition demonstrated the com­pany’s commitment to providing top-notch services, fostering strong relationships with stake­holders, and driving innovation in the LPG sector.

Commenting on the launch, Blue Ocean Investment General Manager, Mr Zwelithini Mlotsh­wa, said, ‘The Blue Ocean LPG Bottling Plant is a game-chang­er in the industry. It features a telescopic conveying channel that seamlessly transfers empty cylinders through various stages of the bottling process.”

“From degreasing and pres­sure washing to weight checking and programming, filling on an automatic 18-filling head carou­sel that delivers 1200 cylinders, including 3,6,12.5, and 14kgs,

 per hour. The plant also includes leak detection and shrink-wrap­ping capabilities and every step is meticulously designed to ensure efficiency and safety. The Plant also has a manual filling instal­lation that fills 36kgs and 52kgs and serves as a backup to the automation,” he said.

Mr Mlotshwa said, “This state-of-the-art facility willnot only streamline the bottling pro­cess, but also prioritise safety and quality control. With cutting-edge leak detection systems and strin­gent quality checks at every stage, Blue Ocean Investment ensures that every cylinder leaving the plant meets the highest stan­dards.”

He further remarked, “The Blue Ocean LPG Bottling Plant’s direct connection to the storage facility eliminates cumbersome transportation steps, reduc­ing costs and minimising the environmental impact. This streamlined process allows for faster turnaround times, ensuring a steady supply of LPG cylinders to meet the increasing demand.”

The CEO of AOMC, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Duah, ex­pressed his enthusiasm for this ground-breaking project, stating, “The Blue Ocean LPG Bottling Plant marks a significant mile­stone in our industry. Its ad­vanced capabilities will undoubt­edly enhance our ability to serve customers better and meet their growing demands.”


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