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NNPC impressed by works on East-West Gas Pipeline construction


The  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  (NNPC)  has said  it is impressed by the capacity and progress  made by the contractor  working on the  East- West gas pipeline project  popular  called  OB3   136 km by 46 inches.

According  to Saidu Mohammed p COO, Gas/Power    NNPC he said: “This is a project that we have been waiting for in Nigeria and we are glad that the  contractor is performing towards bringing light at the end of the tunnel. What I have seen so far is very impressive and the deadline of completing this project is achievable as all materials needed for the completion of the work are on ground.”

Tunde Bakare  Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)  who represented  Saidu Mohammed said “From what we have seen so far, Oilserv has done very well. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is massive with a capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). What is left is just the piping work and we are sure that by September 2019 we will have the Vice President here to commission the project’’.

The accolade came when the  NNPC  officials  visited  the site of the  constructing  company while inspecting the Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) site of the OB3 Project .

Oilserv Limited, a leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning Company in Nigeria has been a major player in the industry since herinception in 1992 and has contributed immensely to the development of pipelines systems infrastructure in Nigeria, having executed various large and medium scale projects.

Emeka Okwuosa , Chairman of Oilserv;while thanking the NNPC delegation for their commitment towards the project by making out time from their busy schedules to inspect the work said

“Oilserv with the support of the client; NNPC has demonstrated that such a huge project can be done locally. The project is quite a challenging one and Oilserv has always shown commitment in the process of executing the project from Engineering and Construction. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is the largest that exists in Nigeria and maybe Africa today and it is meant to have capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). few changes in the entire design in addition to other issues that came up led to quite some delay but being that as it may the company is racing towards the finished line and we are sure we will deliver on the new schedule’’.

Responsible for the first Gas Distribution Network System built in Nigeria; The Greater Lagos Phase I, II,III and IV Gas Pipeline Project for Gaslink Nigeria Ltd, Oilserv has also executed and delivered many other projects using high quality and safety standards. Such projects include the Alaoji Gas Transmission Pipeline System for Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), The National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) Lot 1 & 2 (Ihovbor, Egbema & Gbarain) for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).

Others are; The Gas transmission Pipeline System for Geometric Power Aba Limited, the Akute Independent Power Project for Oando Gas and Power, Oron Gas Transmission Pipeline System for SEPTA Energy, The South South Gas Transmission Pipeline System for East Horizon Gas Company Limited, Complete Upgrade of Ikeja Metering Station for NGPTC just to mention a few.


Olusola Bello

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