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PW Mining : Showing Africa the Way

Ghana is Africa’s largest producer of gold. We speak with Tony O’Neill, General Manager (Contracts) at PW Mining, to discuss the execution of projects for major clients in the gold mining and the oil and gas sector.

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PW Nigeria

Steady Support PW Nigeria has been side by side with the country’s development since the 1970s, providing critical support to mining and infrastructure projects    Writer: Tom WadlowProject Manager: Donovan Smith  When thinking of Nigeria’s economy and industry it is difficult to look beyond oil & gas.  The sector alone accounts for around nine percent of the West African nation’s GDP and more than 80 percent of its export revenue, making it a staple of the country’s economy since oil was first discovered in Oloibiri in 1956.   Nigeria is also abundant in other resources. Minerals such as tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead and zinc are all present in high quantities, while the sheer size of the state translates into a large amount of arable land.   Activities in the mining sector began to nose-dive considerably during the mid-1970s due to a number of political and economic factors, especially the focus on crude oil production as a major source of foreign exchange.   However, the industry is beginning to contribute meaningfully to Nigeria’s income once more. In 2015 it accounted for 0.33 percent of GDP and today is worth around $1.4 billion a year, employing 0.3 percent of the country’s workforce.   Playing its part in this recovering trade is PW Nigeria, an engineering specialist serving both mining and construction sector clients and working for the likes of the World Bank, federal governments, state ministers, local government authorities and multinational corporations.   “We have helped to construct critical infrastructure throughout West Africa, in particular Nigeria, and are at the forefront of the

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