The Accra office is the local representative of the Technip Group in Ghana. It provides commercial and logistic support to affiliate members of the Group worldwide in all our activities at every stage of our projects. It is also involved in administration activities logistics sourcing, business development and project support. It guarantees the development of partnerships with local contractors and universities
GNPC-TECHNIP Engineering Service Limited
Created in November 2012, through a partnership with the Ghanaian State Oil Company, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation – GNPC (30%) and the Technip Group, this engineering company is a key milestone for the emerging Oil & Gas industry in Ghana. This venture came as a response to the desire of Technip and GNPC to increase local participation and to develop the transfer of know-how and technology to Ghana.
Our main activity is to provide all types of engineering service, from feasibility studies to construction supervision, for the Oil & Gas sector.
We want to become a leading local engineering company capable of performing middle size subsea engineering projects in order to meet Ghana’s oil and gas industry demands.
In 2009, Technip refurbished a 15000 m² fabrication yard in Sekondi naval base in order to deal locally with fabrication. Offices, workshops and subsea installation aids are based in the yard. Jumpers and subsea installation aids have been successfully fabricated in the yard. This base also offers a logistic support to vessel operating in Ghana. These activities benefit the local economy through local employment as well as procurement & subcontracting activities to Ghana registered companies.
Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment
The health and safety of personnel, and environmental protection are Technip’s top priorities. At every stage of project execution, these concerns, together with quality, are taken into consideration and are an integral part of operations. Technip cooperates with governments, clients, authorities and professional bodies to promote workable standards and codes of practice and legislation in relation to Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental issues.
Workforce and Recruitment
To perform these activities, GNPC-Technip Engineering Services has :
A workforce of around 30 people of which 85% are Ghanaians. The main goal is to prepare the future with a strong recruitment and training plan for Ghanaian nationals for the next two to three years with a key emphasis on Ghanaianisation of key technical functions.
As of today, 80% of our engineering staff followed our integration process prior to recruitment (Final year project, attachment for 3 months, National Service for 1 year and Technip’s recruitments).
Technip Ghana signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) in October 2011 for a 3– year period with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST).KNUST is the first Science and Technology institution of higher learning in Ghana. The goal is to develop Ghanaian capabilities and collaborative researches. A duplication of this successful partnership with an another university is under consideration.
With the aim of building sustainable capacity of our setup in Ghana, tailored training programs have been developed around:
- Technip Group programs: Group values, Technip University and pulse (safety leadership culture program)
- Mentoring by Expatriate
- General Engineering training (Engineering Chain, On the job, soft skills)
- Specialist focused, discipline and software trainings
Training encompasses mobilization of Ghanaian staff into major projects for specific assignments (Engineering with Project Management Team, Fabrication and Offshore). In 2012, all the engineers were mobilized on operations of the Jubilee Phase 1A project. The mobilization of Ghanaian staff is also happening in other Technip Centre’s (USA, France, Nigeria, England).
Believing in profitable projects based on sustainable relationships, we seek to enhance our performance and share the benefits of every achievement with our stakeholders, clients, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers and local communities. That is why, at the early stage of our presence in Ghana, local content and social responsibility have been a major objective. Along their day-to-day activities, our teams led projects and actions with the Ghanaian community allowing long term relationship everywhere we worked in Ghana (Sekondi, Accra…). Fair return for all takes us further
The World Environment Day is a global initiative sponsored by the United Nations taken place each year on June 5th. Because we believe that it is very important to preserve the environment, from the beginning of its presence in Ghana, Technip launched a tree planting initiative. 150 trees were planted in three schools by all the children with the Technip teams. To develop a long term relationship with the schools, regular actions are conducted such as reward programs (computer donations) for keeping the trees in good conditions.
Environment is at the heart of Technip’s values.
Determined to provide a safe environment for education, Technip has been involved in the reconstruction project of the Essikado nursery by the local community.
Technip also provided financial support to ID Ghana, a non-profit organization for their peer educators project for Training and Education and support of very small businesses because we believe that micro-credit and trainings are a way to improve the well-being of local populations.
Technip also built a library at Essikado (Western Region) to enhance education of the community and promote education for all. Technip equipped the library with furniture and books.
Technip is helping OrphanAid Africa. OA, a non-profit organization developing programs and projects to help vulnerable children and their families. Example of programs:
- Care Reform
- Family support
Our goal is to ensure that children grow up in safe and perma¬nent family settings with appropriate care and protection. Donations and regular follow up are part of Technip’s commitment.
Technip’s aim is to improve the safety of global operations.
As an example, more than 3,000 Insecticide Treated Nets were distributed to the pupils from five selected schools in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis. Technip teams were fully involved in the installation of mosquito nets.
As part of the long term partnership with OA, for the World Aid Day, Technip teams organized programs to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
From the beginning of its presence in Ghana, Technip has developed many CSR initiatives and university partnerships to support the sustainable development of local communities. In December 2011, the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded a price to Technip for the excellence of its CSR initiatives. Technip is now looking for the development of cooperation with the Regional Maritime University (RMU) to cover its needs for future projects.
Technip has participated in many ways to the Ghanaian Oil & Gas sector development since the Jubilee discovery and will continue to offer its support to make Ghana a mature oil and gas market.