Rubis Asphalt Middle East is pleased to announce the creation of a new bitumen affiliate named Eres Gabon to pursue our expansion in Central Africa.
The company has been incorporated in April 2021 and will import, store and distribute bitumen to all road contractors in Gabon.
Our implantation has been triggered by a major road project called ‘Transgabonaise’, linking Libreville to Franceville with 780km road to be paved.
Our business model will be through ship to containers operations in partnership with Bollore Logistics, and we will be able to offer supply reliability and product quality to all our customers.
We have appointed Ms. Frederique Dumont to run our operations in Gabon as Deputy General Manager.
We have successfully performed our first ship delivery end of May through a good team work displayed by the bitumen division, as staff from Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, UAE and India were involved in this project.
We wish Eres Gabon and its team great success in this new venture!
At Ringardas Nigeria, we believe that the safety of lives of our employees is of paramount importance than the corporate interest of the organization.
In line with RNL’s policy on constant skills development a 2 weeks training and retraining session was organized for all Bulk Truck Operators (BTO’s), to improve performance and raise awareness on potential hazards on Nigerian roads.
The objective of the training is to develop and sharpen BTO’s on preventive maintenance and comply with the company’s zero-tolerance to accidents.
Our Bulk Truck Operators were taken through the Nigerian road environments, scanning road infrastructures, unpredictable road hazards and major causes of accidents and preventive measures.
The training emphasized the need to build purpose driven BTO’s and enlightened them on defensive driving techniques in compliance with Ringardas journey management system to boost productivity, safety, and competitiveness of the business.
Rubis Asphalt Middle East is pleased to announce the construction of its newbuild project 15 000 DWT bitumen tankers, named Bitu River.
The vessel will be designed by FKAB Marine Design, built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) Dingheng Co. Ltd and classified by RINA.
The ship building contract has been signed in July 2020 and delivery is scheduled by mid-2022.
The bitumen tanker will be able to transport 15000 mt of bitumen. It is a specially designed tanker dedicated to the shallow waters of the Gulf of Guinea, and especially the rivers of Nigeria.
It will be equipped with diesel electric propulsion, driving 2×360° azimuth thrusters for better maneuverability.
The vessel will have integral insulated cargo tanks as bitumen needs to be maintained at a temperature of 140-150°C.
The French Ambassador to Togo, H.E Mr. Marc Vizy visited Eres-Togo on Tuesday, June 02, 2020. It is a company that is working to make Lomé a sub-regional hub for bitumen supply. Eres-Togo, a subsidiary of the French group Rubis, employs around fifty Togolese employees at its Lomé terminal.
Located at the port, this terminal includes six (06) bitumen storage tanks of 6000 tonnes each. These tanks are supplied by a 1.3 km pipeline which draws the bitumen inside ships specially adapted for the hot transport of bitumen produced in Europe.
On May 28, a Rubis group vessel, the Bitu Express, carrying 45,000 tonnes of bitumen called in Lomé to reload the tanks of Eres-Togo. On this occasion, the Ambassador visited the facilities with the company of the General Manager of Eres-Togo, Mr.Jorge Rico. Accompanied by the economic advisor Mr.Pascal FOURCAUD, the marine advisor Commander Mr.Patrick NOUETTE, he was able to come on board of the ship and he noted that the company remained mobilized to serve its customers in the sub-region, in particular Benin and Niger, while applying very strict prevention measures against the pandemic ” .
H.E Mr. Marc Vizy was pleased to see a French company working, despite the crisis, to consolidate Lomé’s place as a regional hub for industrial services in accordance with the objectives of the National Development Plan.
As part of Ringardas Nigeria Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibilities which is showing CARE to the host communities where we have our presence, RNL has awarded scholarship to 10 Undergraduates in Sapele Okpe Community. These students are currently studying at both Government and Private universities within Nigeria. We aim at supporting the awardees throughout the period of their studies to enable them achieve their career aspirations with ease and contribute positively to the society.
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As we continue in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic, Ringardas Nigeria Limited has boosted the response of some hospitals in the country. This was accomplished via donations of reusable nose masks to medical personnel’s in some prominent hospitals and local communities. This gesture was borne out of CARE which is also part of our core values for the communities where the company operates. It is the desire of the management of RNL to see that there is continuity in business and also find a means of coping with the NEW NORMAL since no one can tell exactly when the pandemic will be over. We hope to continue to do more in our own little way because we believe that we are stronger together when we take collective action to help each other stay safe. # Stay safe and stay healthy.