Subsea services firm Harkand is celebrating its first contract win in Ghana and its Aberdeen-based survey division team will be responsible for managing the work.
The deal with French company Technip was yesterday hailed as a coup for Harkand’s new joint venture (JV) with Ghana-based Consolidated Shipping Agencies (CSA) and potentially a taster for more projects in the west African country.
It sees global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) specialist Harkand delivering onshore and offshore support for Technip on Tullow Oil’s Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme project in the deepwater Tano block, about 37 miles off the coast of Ghana.
When the campaign begins in October, Harkand Andrews Survey (HAS) team in Aberdeen will manage and support survey requirements on board Technip vessels during offshore construction activities.
The work is expected to be completed by summer 2016. Commercial confidentiality prevented Harkand saying how much the deal is worth.
HAS managing director Stuart Reid said: “We are delighted that Technip has chosen us to support them during this major project in Ghana. This continues our successful long-term working relationship.
“This contract award underlines Harkand’s commitment to working in the west African region in general and Ghana in particular.
“I believe that this will be the first of many campaigns that we engage in with our local Ghanaian JV partner.”
The tie-up with CSA is the latest in a series of high-profile partnerships Harkand has forged around the globe.
Earlier this year, the firm announced it had been awarded three major frame agreements to expand its global footprint. The deals included activity in Mexico for the first time.
The company has also recently started its first decommissioning project in the UK North Sea, supporting Maersk Oil.
Harkand provides offshore vessels, remotely-operated vehicle, diving, survey, project management and engineering services to the oil and gas and renewables industries globally.
Headquartered in London, with operations in Aberdeen, the US, Mexico and now Ghana, the group aims to be the world’s leading subsea IRM and light construction contractor.