The TEN Project is committed to maximising opportunities for Ghanaian businesses, and all major contractors were required to submit local content plans in their tenders.
TEN has built on the achievements of the Jubilee development to increase the amount of work undertaken in country and achieve a number for firsts for Ghana.
TEN is Ghana’s first oil and gas project where important FPSO components have been fabricated in country. The FPSO’s module support stools, which attach modules to the deck of the vessel, were fabricated in Tema and Takoradi by indigenous Ghanaian firms, Seaweld Engineering Ltd and Orsam Ltd.
More recently, the FPSO’s nine suction piles, which will anchor the vessel to the seabed, are being fabricated at a new facility in Sekondi, in Ghana.
Vital subsea production equipment is also being fabricated in Ghana. Harlequin International Ghana Ltd is making the subsea mud mats, and Subsea7 has constructed a new fabrication base in Sekondi where it is fabricating anchor piles for the subsea manifolds. The subsea christmas trees for the project will be assembled and tested by FMC Technologies at their state of the art facility in Takoradi. In addition, Hydra Offshore Group is supplying Ghanaian engineers for the project.
SUPPLIERS IN FOCUS
HYDRA OFFSHORE GROUP
Accra-based Hydra Offshore Group is a Ghanaian-owned offshore and subsea engineering services company. The Group, which was founded two years ago, has been engaged by TEN Project engineering services contractor Wood Group Kenny to provide engineers for the development.
Ghanaian engineers from Hydra are now working with Wood Group Kenny in their London and Houston offices, enabling the knowledge transfer that will see Hydra engineers working on all stages of the TEN Project.
HARLEQUIN INTERNATIONAL GHANA LIMITED
Harlequin International Ghana Ltd has been engaged by TEN Project subsea contractor FMC Technologies to manufacture subsea mud mats for the development. The mud mats will sit on the seabed in the TEN fields, supporting subsea production equipment.
Following the award of the TEN Project contract, Harlequin has opened a new fabrication base in Takoradi to supplement its modern workshop facility in Tema.
The award of the contract has also enabled Harlequin to send some of its staff to South Africa to gain internationally recognised welding qualifications.