CCS Ghana Limited, a company that prvides support services for telecommunication companies, has introduced a new technology onto the Ghanaian market that will help lay telecom cables faster and in an ecologically friendly manner.
The directional drilling machine ensures the drilling and laying of cables of up to 85 centimetre with a depth of 18 metres over a 200-metre distance in just six hours.
This task, which hitherto would be accomplished in weeks, also ensures that the cables pass under pavements and other concrete works platforms without digging the surface of the earth and destroying the ecosystem.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr Zail Zhang, told a section of the media that the technology was available in the country and it would help in the execution of telecommunication jobs in record time, without disturbing the environment.----
The use of the directional drilling machine will also help telecom companies control cost and embark on expansions and upgrading with much faster speed.
“We have recruited young Ghanaians whom we have trained to operate the machine and this will contribute to knowledge transfer and the sharpening of skills,” Mr Zhang told the Daily Graphic.
“This drilling machine is carried on a rubber-tracked vehicle. The equipment adopts hydraulic control and is mobile-flexible,” he said, adding that the machine also has a mud motor which allows drilling through rocks and other hard objects beneath the ground.
CCS Ghana, which has been operating in the country since 2006, is a subsidiary of China Comservice, a state-owned Chinese telecom company. The company engages in consulting works, design and survey, installation and execution, training and maintenance as well as material imports for all the mobile telecom companies in the country.