FMC Technologies selects Harlequin for Equipment Supply

FMC TechnologiesAccra, Nov.6, GNA - FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has announced the award of a sub-contract to fabricate subsea equipment to Harlequin International Ghana Limited.

Under the contract, Harlequin would be responsible for fabricating mud mats for the Tullow Oil-led TEN Project, offshore Ghana.

The fabrication of the mud mats, which would sit on the seabed and support subsea production equipment, would take place at Harlequin’s facilities in Tema and Takoradi.

“FMC Technologies is pleased to award this contract to Harlequin International Ghana,” Shelagh Daley, FMC Technologies’ Area Manager, Ghana said.

“Harlequin has a well-deserved reputation for delivering products of the highest quality while maintaining a strong commitment to safety and local content.”

“Harlequin is pleased to have been awarded this contract by FMC Technologies,” said Barry Williams, Harlequin’s CEO and Managing Director.

“Our company has worked very hard to develop world-class manufacturing capabilities…in Ghana and this award illustrates FMC Technologies’ confidence in us. I could not be more proud of our team.”

Harlequin has been in business in Ghana since 1998 and currently employs 120 staff at its facilities in Tema and Takoradi. Approximately 95 per cent of Harlequin’s employees are Ghanaian nationals.

The TEN fields (Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme) lie in the deepwater Tano block, around sixty kilometres offshore Ghana.  The reservoirs are spread more than 800 square kilometers, and lie in water depths of between 1,000 and 1,800 metres.

Development of the TEN Project is being led by Tullow Oil, with partners Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Kosmos Energy LLC, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and PetroSA.

The TEN Development Plan was approved by the Government in May 2013 and requires the drilling and completion of up to 24 development wells.

These would be connected through subsea infrastructure to a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel currently under construction in Singapore.

First oil from the TEN fields is scheduled for mid-2016, and the nominal production capacity of the FPSO is 80,000 barrels of oil per day. 


  • Quality System Certification Harlequin International (Gh) Ltd is the first company of it’s kind to be awarded with the ISO 9001/2008 certification in Ghana via D.N.V Det Norske Veritas.

    Through Harlequin International (Gh) Ltd accreditation to ISO 9001: 2008, it provides customers the assurance that all systems, procedures, products, and personnel training, meet the exact quality standards.
  • Testimonial We made initial contact with Barry Williams, he gave us a tour of his shop facilities; and we were astounded that a shop of his quality existed in this area of the world. Jim Haley Operations Administrator, Atwood HUNTER
  • Testimonial I have personally found Harlequin International to be 100% professional in my many dealings with them over the last three years. Barry Williams also has the ability to make you feel that you are his only customer and always has time to answer questions and explain his processes. Derek Duncan Rig Manager, Ocean Rig
  •  Testimonial Again, thank you for the prompt and professional response, I only wish other suppliers around the globe operated in the same manner.  What you have created is a true first class operation. 

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