The Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, Mr Ernest GBWABOUBOU chairs this day 16th of August 2018,the Ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the construction of a factory to manufacture gas cylinders by AKENO S.A.
AKENO S.A will build a manufacturing plant for composite gas cylinders. The value of materials and equipment required is € 15 million, or FCFA 10 billion for a total investment over the reference period of five (05) years of FCFA 35 billion. The production capacity of the plant will be 350,000 bottles a year, for a work rate of 23h / 24h divided into 3 teams for a total of 600 direct jobs.
A filling center comprising two LPG storage spheres with a capacity of 1,500 MT each will also be built one year after the start of production. The plant will have a storage center for raw materials and finished products. The raw materials will represent each year a total supply of FCFA 4 billion, including fiberglass, polystyrène, epoxy, resin.