The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission has granted RusselSmith approval to deploy its industrial non-metallic additive manufacturing solution in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
In a statement by RusselSmith, the additive manufacturing solution utilises advanced 3D printing technology to produce fully functional and corrosion-resistant industrial components locally.
According to the firm, the company offers significant time-saving and cost-saving solutions, in addition to substantially reducing companies’ carbon footprints, while making their operations more efficient.
Delivered in partnership with Roboze, RusselSmith, the firm said the manufacturing solution was not only a response to prevailing supply chain challenges in the region, but was also intended to help advanced manufacturing in Nigeria through technology innovation, digitising the supply chain by leveraging additive manufacturing technology to optimise production processes.
Speaking on the approval, Kayode Adeleke, RusselSmith’s CEO, said the new solution was an exciting milestone in the Nigerian energy sector.
“We are excited to be leading the charge in industrial 3D manufacturing. We are also proud that the NUPRC has once again exhibited its role in the industry as not just a regulator, but a facilitator of business in Nigeria. We are building the foundation for a digital supply chain across Africa, and this is just the beginning. With this approval, our non-metallic additive manufacturing solution is now operational and available to service the needs of the Nigerian market,” he said.
Adeleke said RusselSmith’s additive manufacturing solution utilises high-performance materials such as super polymers and composites to produce finished parts that are less susceptible to material degradation and corrosion. Super polymers are ideal for diverse applications because they can endure extreme conditions without compromising their functionality and desirable properties.