RMU partners Suno Asogli Power Limited for post-graduation job opportunities

On Tuesday, 11th June, 2024, the Regional Maritime University (RMU) hosted a delegation from Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Limited, a leading Independent Power Producer (IPP), as part of the company’s career fair initiative. The delegation, led by Mr. Stephen Lu, Director of the West Africa Development Unit, engaged with RMU’s management and students to discuss employment opportunities, particularly for those studying Mechanical, Electrical, and Engineering disciplines.

Management members, representatives from Sunon Asogli Power Plant, RMU students and staff.

Mr. Lu highlighted the company’s robust National Service program, which boasts a high retention rate of nearly 80%. The Assistant Operations Manager, Mr. Eugene Borquaye, also announced that Sunon Asogli has secured a government contract to construct a 200 Megawatts (MW) renewable energy power plant in Tamale. The project will begin with an initial 50MW phase, eventually expanding to the full capacity, aiming to enhance the national grid’s power supply and mitigate current power supply issues.

According to him, Sunon Asogli recognizes the immense potential of students from Ghana’s tertiary institutions. With proper support and nurturing, he believes that these students can become significant contributors to the country’s economy and industry He added that, the future is promising for near graduates, as Sunon Asogli plans to establish a total of 590MW capacity grid-scale Renewable Energy Power Plants, requiring a substantial increase in our operating and technical workforce.

The RMU delegation, led by Provost Dr. Denis N. Atehnjie, representing the Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr., welcomed the Sunon Asogli team. Other faculty members present included Prof. Samuel O. Oppong, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Isaac Animah, Acting Head of the Department of Marine Engineering, and Dr. Isaac Owusu-Nyarko, Acting Head of the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Dr. Dennis Atehnjie and Mr. Stephen Lu

Dr. Atehnjie encouraged students to seize this opportunity to secure employment post-graduation and called for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize the partnership between RMU and Sunon Asogli. He also invited the delegation to tour RMU’s facilities to better understand the university’s capabilities.

The meeting concluded with an exchange of gifts between the two institutions, and students had the opportunity to seek further clarification on Sunon Asogli’s presentation.


Information Source:    Marketing Unit.

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