UK trade delegation to Kenya attend reception hosted by British High Commission and Chamber of Commerce

EIC trade delegation to Kenya
Susie Kitchens with Terry Willis, EIC Middle East Regional Director, at the reception for the EIC trade delegation to Kenya. Photo: Twitter/SusieKitchens

A trade delegation from the Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading Trade Association for UK registered companies that supply goods and services to the energy industry, are being hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya to understand the dynamics of the Kenyan oil and gas industry and identify potential business opportunities.

During the two-day trade mission, the UK High Commission are facilitating meetings to introduce and build partnerships as well as further strengthen the links between the UK and Kenya in the oil and gas sector.

The trade delegation includes representatives from:

  • CMP Products who design and manufacture cable glands, cleats and associated products for installation in industrial, marine and explosive areas;
  • nVent, a global leader in enclosures, electric heat-tracing solutions, in complete heat-management systems and in electrical and fastening solutions;
  • Pipeline Technique, a provider of solutions in welding, non-destructive examination and field joint coating to the oil and gas industry;
  • Heat Trace, an innovative British manufacturer of heat tracing systems and considered to be the technological leader in the industry;
  • Röhlig, a forwarding company that offers logistics solutions in the field of sea freight, air freight and project logistics;
  • Master Flo, a technological leader and manufacturer of surface and subsea chokes, specialty control valves and supporting actuation;
  • TTE Technical Training Group, which delivers apprenticeship training and technician upskilling to oil and gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Tonight, the delegation attended a reception hosted by the UK High Commission and the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya.

During the event, Deputy UK High Commissioner Susie Kitchens stressed the importance of supporting the oil and gas initiative and added that  the energy sector should provide affordable services that are transparent.

Tweeting following the reception, Ms Kitchens said: “Kenya’s oil and gas sector could soon contribute 8% of GDP. UK companies are supporting in every step of the process to ensure affordable, sustainable, accessible energy.”

Terry Willis, EIC Middle East Regional Director, thanks the Deputy High Commissioner for her “kind hospitality”, adding that “all of the delegates on our Kenya Trade Mission expressed their satisfaction for a great evening.”

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