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Meridian Wins at the 2020 Ghana Oil & Gas Awards

Meridian Wins at the 2020 Ghana Oil & Gas Awards

December 21, 2020

ACCRA, GHANA – 15 DEC 2020

The seventh edition of the Ghana Oil & Gas Awards was held last month on the 7th of November at Kempinski Hotel in Accra. Meridian Logistics and Engineering Ltd. (MLE) picked up three of the ceremony’s highest honors including Best Engineering and Construction company (Upstream), CEO of the Year and honors for their corporate COVID Response. The night was cladded with a socially distanced crowd of individuals representing various companies in the oil and gas industry.


In 2020, the oil and gas industry was met with multiple road blocks in the first quarter of 2020, including the sudden decrease in oil prices in February 2020 and the onset of COVID 19 in March, causing a negative impact on trade and exploration. In Ghana, the amalgamation of these issues rendered a decline in productivity for many major oil and gas companies. The results left some companies to downsize operations or shut down completely. Despite industry setbacks, Meridian Logistic and Engineering Ltd.’s strength in strategy and operations powered company projects throughout the year.

Some of Meridian’s most prominent developments consist of Atuabo Compression Station and the ongoing National Fish Landing Sites.

In 2018 and 2019, MLE also won Engineering and Construction company of the Year and Logistics Company of the Year. This year, MLE was nominated for four award categories and the company took home three awards, including CEO of the Year-Upstream, Engineering and Construction along with an award for excellence in corporate social responsibility for their COVID 19 Response.

“Winning this award serves great meaning from the perspective of the local content policy. We generally experience stiff competition with international companies, but through hiring the best local and international talent, this goes to show that local companies are more than competent and can compete with the best,” said Mr. Charles Addo, CEO of Meridian, Logistics and Engineering Ltd.

A champion of local content with a commitment to excellence in execution in the oil and gas industry, MLE also supported the government of Ghana with COVID 19 support.

MLE’s COVID 19 response included work on the following response projects

1. Supporting the Ellembele Health Directorate in Western Region, where the company procured 90% of COVID 19 essentials such as protective gear, thermometer guns, alcohol and gowns.
2. Supporting the Food Bank for the Aged – provided food items such as rice, tin tomatoes and provisions.
3. Donating COVID essentials equivalent of GHS 400,000.00 to Ghana’s Ministry of Transport.
4. Commissioning and constructing an intensive care unit for St. Martins Depores Hospital in Eikwe (Western Region), which has eight recovery beds and four 2.5 horse power ACs.

“We moved first from a humanitarian stand point, then economic. We truly wanted to help our nation ease the challenge. This thing is bigger that any government. So, the private sector needed to help the government. That’s why we were so energized,” shared Mr. Charles Addo.

Mr. Addo also shared MLE works to ensure the protocols are in place throughout their local and international offices. Workers and their families receive free testing on an ongoing basis. The Ghana Oil & Gas CEO of the Year shared MLE will continue to do all they can.

For more information visit www.meridian.com.gh

Meridian Headlines Fishing Construction Project as EPC Partners

Meridian Headlines Fishing Construction Project as EPC Partners

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Accra, GHANA

Ghanaian owned infrastructure company Bluestone Infrastructure Company Limited is set to reconstruct and expand (10) coastal fishing ports throughout Ghana. The Coastal Fishing Ports & Fish Landing Sites is an overarching project that will develop fish landing sites along the coastal line from Keta to Axim. The newly constructed sites will provide facilities to empower sustainable trade amongst farmer and grant their families access education.

The Coastal Fishing Ports & Fish Landing Sites is a project to reconstruct and expand (10) coastal fishing ports as well as the construction of ancillary fishing facilities to support the fishing industry of Ghana. The project mainly funded by the China Development Bank (CBD) and supported by the Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ghana’s Ports and Harbours Authority, will be constructed by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and supported by the Bluestone Infrastructure Company Ltd (BIC) as the main contractor’s local partner and the facilitator of local content participation.

Ghana’s Fishing sector has major untapped potential. Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, the country produces only 40% of its fish needs and imports more 600,000 metric tonnes of fish to supplement local production. According to the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) also estimates that the fishing industry contributes 3 percent to the country’s GDP and employs approximately 10 percent of the population. However, due to challenges such as lack of proper facilities and protection against illegal fishing, the sector has not contributed to the economy at its optimal potential.

Growth strategy
Further, local fishermen experience daily inefficiencies that directly affect their productivity and profits. After spending hours and days at sea, Ghanaian fishermen, beset with unsupported landing sites, often lose their catch as they are landing their boats. This is a common issue experienced despite location.

The Coastal Fishing Ports & Fish Landing Sites project will tackle this problem through developing infrastructure that will calm the waves and allow fishermen to bring their boats to shore and experience less turbulence. The newly constructed facilities will eliminate the issue of turbulent landing and provide a safe and calm birthing site for fishermen without losing their catch.

The Expansion
The expansion facilities will also include net mending facilities, where fishermen can go to repair damaged nets. Currently fishermen generally mend nets in their boats. The expanded sites will have cold store facilities for fishermen to store their catch and sell, enabling direct trade. Each site will be completed with a nursery for the children of the fishermen and fisherwomen to access education. To promote sanitation, there will be designated toilet facilities.

The 10 sites receiving reconstruction are located at Axim, Discove, Elmina, Mumford, Winneba, Senya Bereku, Gomoa Feteh, Teshie and Keta. The project’s first soil cutting occurred in July of this year in Elmina, commemorating the start of the project.

Bluestone Infrastructure Company Ltd’s presence holds significant value as they will work directly with the contractor to ensure the local economy is included throughout the process. The company’s responsibility involves procuring local content, which means Bluestone will hire Ghanaian labor and procure materials made in Ghana. These elements will be integrated into the execution and completion of the ten Fish Landing sights.

Bluestone Infrastructure Company Ltd is a 100 percent owned Ghana company focused on infrastructure development. As foreign direct investment increases in African countries, this ownership and representation is key in the infrastructure development economy.

“We want Ghanaians to be better placed. Our work is about growing national infrastructure in a way that actually impacts the lives of Ghanaian citizens. We intend to continue this work and support bigger projects to make strengthen economic growth throughout Africa,” said Ebenezer Quao COO of Bluestone Infrastructure Company LTD.

“We’ve got what it takes to develop and supervise infrastructure development in Africa,” said Ebenezer Quao COO of Bluestone Infrastructure Company LTD. Ghana.

“Our fishermen need to be equipped with facilities. The better the facilities, the better the yield, said Ebenezer Quao COO of Bluestone Infrastructure Company LTD.”

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Meridian Wins at the 2018 Ghana Oil & Gas Awards – Gallery

Meridian Wins at the 2018 Ghana Oil & Gas Awards – Gallery

DECEMBER 7, 2018

The Meridian Group

46 Forest Avenue (Efua Sutherland Rd) Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233 (0) 302 777 948 
Fax: +233 (0) 302 762 388

Email:   info@meridian.com.gh

© 2020 Meridian Group. All Rights Reserved.

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