Overview

We can deliver on all aspects of infrastructure and other public works. We execute projects for major clients in the gold mining and oil & gas sectors. Our mining division has worked for many of the top companies in the gold mining industry.

Much of our work is secured on a repeat business basis over many years, testifying to the solid reputation we build with our clients. We have been responsible for complex and challenging projects, which have all been effectively completed using a wide range of multi-disciplinary skills.

We employ over 1,500 personnel and presently operate in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali and Burkina Faso. Our projects have usually been completed on the traditional \’employer design\’ basis, but we are increasingly delivering on large scale civil engineering works as a full design and build package.

Financial Expertise

We have extensive knowledge of project finance and export credit schemes. This expertise has been to provide finance to clients on major civil engineering projects in the public sector.

Our strong relationships with major banks and financial institutions can be utilized to support project finance arrangements.

Management

Len Comerford

Chief Executive Officer

Len Comerford, (BE, MIEI, MIQ), is a Civil Engineer with more than 30 years experience, over 25 years spent with PW in Africa.


Tony Harte

Chairman

Tony Harte, company Chairman, has spent over 35 years with PW in Ireland and Africa.


Sam Priddy

Business Development Director

Sam Priddy, (BSc. Econs.), an economist by profession, has been a director of PW Ghana since the company was founded in 1995.


Jimmy Stevenson

Director - PW Mining

Jimmy Stevenson has over 35 years experience in the civil engineering and mining industries, having worked extensively at home and abroad. Jimmy has worked with PW for over 20 years in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Mali.


Bryan Reynolds

Director

Bryan Reynolds joined PW in Ireland in 1975 and has worked continuously with PW since then, with over 30 years of this time in Africa.


Ciaran Quinn

Financial Director

Ciaran Quinn (BSSc, ACMA), a Chartered Management Accountant with 25 years experience, has worked with PW in Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Mali over a period of 20 years.


Tony Tamakloe

HSE Manager

Tony Tamakloe (MSc) joined PW in Ghana in 2002 and is responsible for HSE management in the company


James Sweeney

General Manager - Operations

James Sweeney, (BA, BAI, CEng., MIEI) is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years professional experience, and has worked with PW in Africa since 2000.


Tony O'Neill

General Manager - Contracts

Tony O’Neill, (BSc. Hons., FICE, FRICS, FCInstCES, FCIOB, FACostE, MIEI) is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Civil Engineer with 28 years professional experience, and has worked with PW in Africa since 1997.


Health, Safety & Environment

Our goals are simple – no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment.

Our Safety Management System is known as the “PW Safe Production System” and this sets out our corporate safety standards, safety management plans and implementation guidelines.

The system is employed on every project we undertake, and is internally audited. Audit results are made available to our clients. We are proud of our health and safety record. Our statistics prove that the rigorous application of the safety management system has year by year reduced our incident rates and considerably raised the awareness of industrial health and safety among our workforce.

We are convinced that it is critical to the success of the business that outstanding levels of health and safety are complemented by training our staff to use environmental best practice.

We will continue to drive down the environmental and health impact of our operations through:

  • cutting waste
  • reducing emissions and discharges
  • judicious use of energy

Plant & Equipment

We consider our equipment to be a vital resource.

Equipment maintenance is of prime importance to us given the challenging locations in which we operate. We continue to operate modern equipment, suited to the tasks required.

All of our engineering and mining operations are serviced by dedicated workshop facilities or one of our area workshops in the region.

Where possible, we use the services of major suppliers of materials, equipment, and consumables located in the countries of operation. We have had long standing relationships with companies who continue to support us in our projects.

We operate the full range of construction, mining, earthmoving, concrete works, and road building equipment. A full plant list is available on request.

Testimonials

The combined team of PW and Semafo worked in close contact, and in harmony, and as a result the project scope of work was delivered to the required quality, and in time, to ensure no follow-on activities were impacted. Semafo and PW had not previously worked together, and we are pleased to have had a successful outcome to our first relationship.

- Received from Alexandru Arhire, P.Eng, Project Manager

AngloGold Ashanti wish to express its sincere gratitude for the work done to the successful completion of the Diawuoso project and the mining of the Sibi Pit. We therefore want to show our heartfelt appreciation to PW for their professionalism, and
dedication throughout the project period. Permit us to also extend our congratulations to the determination and enthusiasm of your workforce who also made it possible for the success of the projects.

- Received from Etric Asubonteng, Head of Operations

All work was executed within the confines of an operational and busy gold mine. Work was undertaken safely and efficiently at all times fully in accordance with the policies and procedures as demanded by Newmont. There was no disruption to our operations during the construction work. PW demonstrated a professional approach to work execution working carefully at all times. This was Newmont’s first use of PW as a contractor on site and we were delighted to receive a completed facility, completed safely, on time and to the required quality.

- Received from Kevin Moxham, General Manager

Subsea 7 was pleased to receive quality work, completed in good time, without any Lost Time Incidents, and within the budgeted cost. The quality of the construction met all specified requirements. Communication between the parties was open and co-operative at all times and the construction works went without any major problems.

 

- Received from Isaac Lartey - SCM Manager

Resolute Mining Limited would like to acknowledge PW Mining International Ltd has completed its mining contract by 31 December 2012. Resolute Mining Limited wants to express its gratitude for the work PW Mining International Ltd has done at Syama since the inception of the contract in August 2007. Without PW Mining Site and Management Team contribution to Syama, Syama would not be where it is now. Resolute Mining Limited wishes all the best endeavours to PW Mining and hope the two companies can work together in the future.

- Received from John Nguyen, Mine Manager, Resolute Mining

The construction was carried out within an operational gold mine. The construction work was carried out safely and efficiently at all times with no disruption to our activities. PW approached the project in a professional manner to work carefully around the ongoing activities of the mine.

- Received from John G. Seaward - Vice President, Chirano Gold Mines Ltd

In order to support our offshore production operations, in 2010, Tullow commissioned PW Ghana Ltd to carry out the design (civil / piping / electrical engineering) and construction of the Chemical Storage and Decanting Facility located in Takoradi Port. Tullow were pleased to receive from PW another quality facility, completed in good time, without a single Lost Time Incident, and within the budgeted cost.

- Received from Dai Jones

PW has carried out this work to the appropriate standard in an efficient and professional manner. The onsite management has been co-operative and accommodating of SRL requests. In addition, PW have willingly assisted with machinery and operators during difficult production periods at the mine.

- Received from Mark Button - Chief Operating Officer, Sierra-Rutile Limited

With the construction of Road Works and Taxi Rank at Adjen Kotoku now completed, we write to congratulate PW Ghana Ltd on a very well executed project. PW’s attitude to safety, the professionalism and the dedication shown by your whole site team which often exceeded over hundred and fifty people (150) people on a daily basis during the 7 month campaign was exemplary and the quality of work, as verified by our consulting engineers was faultless. There were no lost Time Injuries (LTl’s) reported in all shifts worked, often in difficult circumstances

- Received from Jan De Roeck, Resident Manager, Dredging International Services

During the year 2008, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) carried out the Upgrade and Repair of the Golden Jubilee Terminal (GJT) Pavement at Tema Port whilst the terminal was in use. PW Ghana Limited was awarded a portion of this contract to execute. The mobilization to site, the commencement of construction was efficiently carried out and all the interfaces and the restrictions of the operational terminal were observed to GPHA’s satisfaction.
The work progressed without any health and safety incidents, and the final quality was achieved to specification. Lines of communication between our operational staff and PW staff were cordial and responsive at all times. The project was successfully completed and we therefore recommend PW to any company or institution that may need its services.

- Received from N. P. Galley - Director General, GPHA

PW showed a great willingness to comply with existing safety management systems and personal safety requirements that existed at the Tullow site. On arrival not only was a full scope of work presented but also a full catalogue of applicable risk assessments that were of a very high standard and most importantly were followed to the letter

- Received from Brian Nicoll - EHS Advisor, Tullow

We, as the consultants to AGA on the Sansu Project at Obuasi, were most impressed with your performance. PW Ghana Ltd delivered a job well done under sometimes difficult climatic conditions. You kept to your time schedule, and we were also impressed by the open lines of communication you maintained from the remote site to Johannesburg

- Received from Dr Fritz Wagener (Pr Eng)

In 2005, Meridian Port Services Ltd commenced the onsite phase of the AreaB Container Terminal project in the port of Tema. A tender for the enabling works and demolitions was won by PW Ghana Ltd and physical work started on site in June of that year.
Thereafter, the main contract for the design and construction of the Area B Container Terminal was also won by PW Ghana Ltd, after a process of competitive tender. The construction operations commenced on site in August 2006. The work was carried out on a Brownfield site within a live and busy Port. The construction work was carried out efficiently at all times. Sections of the site were progressively handed over to MPS by PW Ghana Ltd.
The work progressed without any Health & Safety accidents, and the final quality was achieved to specified requirements.

- Received from Mohamed Samara - CEO, MPS Ltd

PW was selected in 2006 for the construction of the Tailings Storage Facility at the new Youga Gold Mine Project in Burkina Faso. This contract was extended thereafter to include a portion of the Plant Site Concrete Civils. PW constructed the Primary Crusher Bin, Ball Mill superstructure, foundations for secondary crushers, and other miscellaneous items.
PW worked on site from Dec 2006 to Dec 2007 in this scope of civil engineering work, while also mobilising and commencing Contract Mining work.
Throughout the project PW have at all times provided a professional, competent and efficient service with a partnership approach to the day to day activities and interfaces with our construction project management team and our mining depaJtment, contributing to a smooth running operation

- Received from Bob Harris - Vice President Operations, Burkina Mining Company