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18 September 2016

Equipment to facilitate gas supply to Ghana Gas ready to be installed

gas-supplyFabrication works on gas export manifold and suction piles that will be used to harness gas from the Tweneboa Enyera Ntomme (TEN) and the Jubilee fields in the Western Region have been completed at the Takoradi Port.

The manifold and suction piles have been transported from the Takoradi Port to the gas and oil fields in the region, to be installed on the seabed to connect the TEN and Jubilee gas export pipelines to the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) pipelines at Atuabo.

The pipelines would then transmit gas to the Volta River Authority (VRA) for electricity generation.

The gas export manifold, weighing 145 tonnes, was fabricated by a local engineering firm, Belmet 7, in partnership with Subsea 7. The two companies engaged local welders from Takoradi and its environs to produce the manifold and suction piles.

Hitherto, the establishment of a fabrication yard at the Takoradi Port, gas export manifolds used in the country’s oil fields were imported at huge cost to the oil and gas companies.

The Public Affairs and Marketing Manager at the Takoradi Port, Mr Peter Amo Bediako, told the Daily Graphic that the manifold and suction piles, which took eight months to fabricate, had given more meaning to the local content policy being spearheaded by the government.

He said the Takoradi Port had been positioned to become the main logistics support base for the country’s oilfield management.

Helicopters

In a related development, Mr Bediako said the port had provided additional space to PH Aviation, a subsidiary of a United States-based PH Century Aviation, to enable the company to assemble two helicopters that would be used by Tullow Ghana for emergency evacuation from the Jubilee fields.

Mr Bediako expressed the hope that the industry service providers would call on the port to provide the necessary assistance that would ensure the building of a robust oil and gas sector in Ghana.

 

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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