Pointe Noire, 06 March 2019: Mr. Maixent Raoul OMINGA, General Administrator of the factory and General Manager of the SNPC Group makes an unexpected raid to CORAF to finger the realities of the field after the report of an incident occurred last night at generator level 4 and caused the suspension of refinery production.
This is the eighth incident reported to the Administrator in eleven weeks. Aware of the fact that the Congolese refinery is the only refinery in the Congo and its strategic importance in supplying the country with white goods, Mr. OMINGA convened a crisis meeting with all the refinery players who may have an involvement in the production process in order to find a viable and definitive solution to these multiple incidents.
He reminded the agents that they are the heart of this company and that cohesion must reign within CORAF.
From this meeting came two important points that must be implemented urgently:
- The production of a complete report on the incidents by specifying the causes, the actions taken and, very important, the proposed solutions in the short, medium and long term;
- The implementation of the reorganization of the plant.
It is worth recalling that the Congolese refining has obtained, for five years, from 1 February 2019, the accreditation of the French Committee of Accreditation (COFRAC) because it has met the requirements of the standard NF EN ISO / IEC 17025 : 2005 and the rules of application of COFRAC for the analysis / testing / calibration activities in Energy, Heating, Air Conditioning and Water / Petroleum Products and Derivatives carried out by its laboratory. CORAF is, in addition to its current refining activities, the company which, when importing white goods, analyzes and validates or not the conformity of the products in its laboratory.