The Jubilee Partners and some international oil companies have commended Ghanaian youth and local companies participating actively in the construction of the second Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit in Singapore.
Some of the major components of the second FPSO are being fabricated by some wholly owned Ghanaian companies in Sekondi/Takoradi.
The parts include deck tools, anchor piles for subsea manifolds, jumpers and the assembling and testing of Christmas trees.
After the fabrication has been completed, the parts will be shipped to Singapore for completion of work on the second FPSO.
The development, according to the Jubilee partners, was a great relief to them, since their quest for technology transfer and training towards the construction of the entire FPSO locally was on course.
Some officials of the partners inspected progress of work by the artisans at the fabrication yard at both the Takoradi Port and the Home Port of the Western Naval Command last Friday.
During the tour, some of the artisans were seen busily cutting and welding huge plates of metal in their effort to meet the deadline.
Already, Seaweld Engineering, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, and Orsam Ghana have fabricated 362 deck tools for the FPSO which were shipped to Singapore in 2014.
The FPSO unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore oil and gas industry for the production and processing of hydrocarbons and oil storage.
This can be offloaded onto a tanker or less frequently transported through a pipeline.
The General Manager of Tullow Ghana, the lead operators of the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) Project, Mr Charles Darko, expressed satisfaction with the level of commitment of contractors and the Ghanaian artisans.
The second FPSO is being built for the TEN project. It is expected to be completed in February 2016.
Its completion will allow first oil from the TEN project to flow in the same year.
The project is the country’s second independent oil and gas field, about 60 kilometres off the coast of the Western Region.
Source: Daily Guide
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