A GDC team recently attended the 5th Africa engineering week and 3rd Africa engineering conference (September 17 -21 2018) in Mombasa County. GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe also attended the conference.
The conference whose theme is ‘Harvesting Blue Economy for Accelerated Economic Growth: The Role of the Engineer,‘ is organized by Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
Three GDC engineers have presented papers at the conference. Fred Keny, presented a paper titled; Offshore geothermal drilling: A Renewable Energy Source for Africa while Collins Changole and Dominic Mutai co-authored a paper titled; Management and Disposal of Used Oil – A case study of Menengai Geothermal Field
The GDC Managing Director & CEO visited the Company’s stand at the exhibition area while flanked by General Manager for Resource Development Mr. Cornel Ofwona, and his Drilling and Infrastructure counterpart George Kinyanjui. He commended the team for their work. GDC has a diverse pool of experts in the engineering field.
In a communiqué to the conference attendees the President of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya Eng. Collins Juma expressed his optimism about the coming together of engineers to propel Kenya’s development. “The Engineering fraternity in Kenya is extremely proud of the rapid infrastructural and industrial developments taking place in our country. This conference does not only offer an opportunity for engineers from our respective organizations to network but also provides the opportunity appreciate presentations by engineers from across the continent,” said Eng. Juma.
The Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) is a professional organization for engineers, whose mission is to promote, encourage and improve the application of Engineering to technical and other related practices. It has been in existence since 1972.