Industrial gas factory in Cabinda, Angola, has higher capacity than demand

3 March 2010

Cabinda, Angola, 3 March – The oxygen and acetylene factory in Cabinda, Angolaopened on 28 October, 2009, is facing difficulties in selling its products due to poor demand, the company’s chief executive, Abel Bumba said Tuesday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Bumba said that local demand accounted for 10 percent of installed capacity, which was 200 bottles of oxygen and 60 of acetylene per day, which means the factory is producing to order and keeping a small stock in its warehouse.

The factory’s main customers are health facilities, panel beating workshops and the construction sector.

Bumba said that company had been in contact with oil industry factory units in Malongo and the Kuanda base, the latter based in Soyo municipality, Zaire province, in search of new customers.

The facility, the first of its kind in the region, is also able to produce nitrogen. (macauhub)