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Chevron Nigeria deepens development of local content


Mansour Jarmakani, the group executive director of Nigerdock plc, has lauded Chevron Nigeria plc for implementing local content capacity development in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

The commendation is contained in a statement issued by Deji Haastrup, general manager, policy, government and public affairs of Chevron and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Jarmakani said Chevron Nigeria had recorded significant milestones in the accomplishment of its Meren Gas Gathering Compression Platform (GGCP) and Sonam Development project objectives for 2014.

According to Jarmakani, Nigerdock is proud to associate with the GGCP and Sonam Development project, one of the biggest Non-Associated Gas (NAG) projects in Nigeria. “The Meren Gas Gathering Compression Platform (GGCP) and Sonam Development project created jobs, trained thousands, and is being delivered safely and on time,” he said. He also said that through mentorship and the training of many Nigerians, “the project has substantially contributed towards addressing the paucity of manpower”, a key challenge in the industry.

In the area of capacity building and people development, he said that the project provided engineering training for 35 Nigerian Content Development Management Board (NCDMB) trainees through 12 weeks of Engineering and Project Management courses. It also gave construction training for 150 persons in welding, fitting and scaffolding.

Jarmakani said that it had also scoped the execution of small subcontract fabrication and supply service to Chevron’s Escravos neighboring community contractors. On the Ready-For-Load-Out (RTLO) Sonam NWP jacket ceremony, held at Nigerdock recently.

Supo Shadiya, director, NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Joint Venture, described the project as Chevron’s contribution towards Nigerian Content Development and Gas commercialisation. “At CNL, we are committed to Nigerian content development not just because it is the law but also because it is the right thing to do and part of the way we operate,” he said.

The Sonam project covers approximately 4,600 tons of fabrication work, including the topsides, jackets, piles and bridge at the Nigerdock fabrication yard.“ It is one of CNL’s non-associated gas projects aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s Gas Master Plan.

“The project also supports the upgrade of Nigerdock’s Fabrication Yard in country; it involves the subcontracting of fabrication of four vessels and numerous pipe-spools to Dormanlong, an indigenous company.