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HARLEQUIN MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY; INAUGURATES ULTRA MODERN FACILITY PROVIDING FABRICATION, ENGINEERING AND HYDRAULICS FOR GHANA
Takoradi, September 12, 2018 – Harlequin International today celebrated 20 years of supporting Ghana’s extractive industries and used the occasion to officially open a $23 million flagship facility for Ghana to provide fabrication, engineering and hydraulic services. The first of its kind in the country, and West Africa at Ewusiejo, Agona Road – Western Region.
The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng delivered the Keynote Address and performed the facility opening ceremony at the event which was attended by government officials, oil & gas and mining industry players and traditional authorities among others.
With the new facility that has been fitted with state of the art equipment, Harlequin will expand its heavy duty and complex fabrication activities for the oil and gas, mining, ports and harbours and agriculture sector locally which otherwise would have been undertaken abroad. The company’s high quality world class fabrication services, being delivered in Ghana, has helped to save companies time and cost for such services.
Harlequin International commenced business operations on September 12th 1998 in Tema and expanded its operation to Takoradi, successfully growing to become the first Ghanaian company that covers the total spectrum of services with ISO 9001:2015 accreditation. It is also health, safety and environment compliant with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 as well as oil and gas quality certified with ISO/TS 29001.
Hon. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng congratulated Harlequin on the occasion of its 20th anniversary and for growing and nurturing the company to become a successful world class company to be proud of.
He said the services that Harlequin was delivering to Ghana’s oil and gas sector was critical to the sector’s growth and encouraged the company to work with local companies to realise local content and skills development goals of government for more Ghanaians to benefit from the opportunities in the country’s natural resource and wished the company more successes in the future.
The Managing Director of Harlequin Oil and Gas, Mr. Barry Williams was excited about the successes achieved so far to enable the company develop world class services in its 20 years of operations and attributed it to determination, focus, discipline, dedication, teamwork and hard work.
He expressed appreciation to the management and staff for their contribution to the growth of the company, and asked them to continue to work hard to enable the company achieve more in the future and to contribute to national development.
“Harlequin remains committed to maintaining quality services to positively impact on Ghana’s development”, he said.
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About Harlequin Oil and Gas
Harlequin Oil and Gas was established in September 1998. Harlequin has grown from strength to strength since its inception and has become a true market leader and a Flagship facility in Ghana and West Africa the company’s operations covers the full spectrum of services in fabrication, engineering and hydraulics services in Oil and Gas, Mining, Ports & Harbours and Agriculture among others.
Harlequin is the first Ghanaian company that covers the total spectrum of fabrication, engineering and hydraulic services with ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.
Company set up in Ghana as the Hub into West Africa with its Head Office in Tema and facilities in Takoradi.
- Delivering first world services in engineering solutions to customers in a consistent manner
- To be the “go to” / preferred engineering related services provider in Ghana and a catalyst for engineering services across a range of industries.
Corporate Social Responsibility’
Harlequin “ploughs” back into the Ghanaian economy through local content and investment in the training of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the oil and gas sector. The company invests in its staff by bringing them up to international standards. Harlequin has created employment and opportunities for young people through internship/national service placements in the company throughout its 20 years of operations. They have currently built a Library to be presented to Ewusiejoe Primary School as part of their anniversary celebrations.