Four new Flex Fighter vessels will help Ghana augment its offshore infrastructure security. Ghana Navy has awarded Tullow Ghana Limited a contract to provide security services for the Jubilee and Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) offshore oil fields.
The four 40m-long Flex Fighter offshore security vessels (OSVs) we’re manufactured by Singapore-based Penguin International, it is understood that their acquisition was facilitated by Israel Shipyards, while the Ghana Navy financed the project through GCB Bank.
The four vessels (GNS) Volta, Densu, Pra, and Ankobra arrived on board a merchant’s vessel BBC Nile over the weekend from Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard.
In the security agreement, Tullow Ghana and the Jubilee partners will provide a total of $23.5 million during the five-year contract period, which commenced on 1 January 2022 and will run until 31 December 2026.
“The Jubilee partners’ commitment to support the retooling of the Ghana Navy is mutually beneficial to both parties. This partnership will ensure the protection of the Ghanaian waters by providing security services in the TEN and Jubilee fields and along the coast of Ghana.” Says Tullow Ghana Limited Deputy Managing Director, Cynthia Lumor.
“We believe that this will further strengthen the relationship between the Tullow Ghana and the Ghana Navy”.
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu commended the Jubilee partners for the collaboration, saying “Tullow Ghana and the Jubilee partners have demonstrated commitment to sustainable production by this collaboration. The Ghana Navy will ensure that we fulfil our contractual obligations to ensure a secured maritime space for the safe operation of the TEN and Jubilee fields”.