Leading indigenous energy services company, Nigerdock, has given a further boost to local content drive in Nigeria having successfully fabricated and loaded out structures for the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Project.
These structures were fabricated in-country at Nigerdock fabrication yard located at Snake Island Integrated Free Zone (SIIFZ) Lagos, by the company’s professionally-trained Nigerian workforce.
Nigerdock alone delivered a significant tonnage of the Egina Project surpassing other energy services providers locally. The structures, which included the Riser Porch, Flare Tower, Helideck Structure, Protection Structure, Access Tower, Crew Boat Bathing Structure, Crane Pedestal, Telecom Mast, Living Quarter Blocks, Laydown Area Blocks, Muster Station, Work Boat Structure, and Vertical Caissons among others, with a combined weight of 7336 tonnes, were loaded out in phases at Nigerdock’s industry leading facility, renowned as West Africa’s largest shipyard.
In March, last year Nigerdock fabricated and loaded the 732-ton Flare Tower Structure for the Egina FPSO which sailed away to Korea for initial integration of the fabricated structures onto the Egina FPSO.
Speaking at the loadout ceremony, Group Managing Director, Jagal Energy, Chris Bennett, commended the management and staff of Nigerdock for their contributions towards the accomplished Project. He said the timely delivery of the fabricated structures for Egina FPSO was another significant achievement and boost to the local content initiative in Nigeria.
“Nigerdock remains the foremost local content champion, committed to the vision of building the country’s local capacity and delivering value to the economy. Our capacity and capabilities have been reaffirmed through the success of Egina FPSO Project. It gives our clients and the government a measure of confidence, trust and reassurance that Nigerdock, can operate with global best practice.
We continuously set the highest standards which is why we have recorded a series of firsts in the industry. Remarkably, these Projects were executed in Nigeria without any LTI which compares with best in class in Europe and America,” he explained.
A prime advocate for developing Nigerian Content, Nigerdock epitomises the values of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act 2010, which emphasizes the development of local skills, technology transfer, local manufacturing and use of local manpower to upgrade Nigeria’s manpower capacity, with results that benefit the government, private companies, and Nigeria’s economy.
The FPSO is being developed for deployment in the Egina oil field, located 150km off the coast of Nigeria. The field is currently under development and production is scheduled to begin in 2018. Nigerdock was selected by Samsung/ TOTAL for critical in-country fabrication works and training services as the provider of choice.