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Business News of Sunday, 24 May 2015

Source: GNA

Officials tour TEN fabrication sites

The partners of the TEN Project together with some government officials have toured three facilities where some components of the second FPSO are being constructed.

The TEN Project is developing three offshore oil and gas fields to start production in 2016 and the visit was to access how the local content aspect was being executed.

The team first stopped at the Naval Base in Sekondi, where nine anchor piles are under construction, with MODEC is the contractor.

At the Takoradi port, FMC technologies are building the subsea Christmas trees, which would control the flow of fluids into and out of the subsea well.

The team later moved to the subsea seven, where anchor piles for the subsea manifolds had been fabricated.

Mr. Charles Darku of Tullow said the TEN Project was committed to maximising local content as well as building local capacity in the oil and gas sector.

He said a lot of significant work had been done on the new FPSO being built in Ghana.

Mr Darku said the employment of locals in the fabrications processes demonstrates Tullow's commitment in imparting knowledge and experience in the industry.

He said the engagement of the communities in the project was key in building a good reputation and preparing the ground for TEN improved wider participation in health, education, water and sanitation.

Several firms have been contracted to provide the infrastructure for the project.

MODEC, FMC Technologies and Subsea 7 are contractors working on the suction piles, Christmas trees and slippers among other such facilities.