MG Vowgas Limited, an oil and gas servicing firm that specialises in fabrication, procurement, sub-sea engineering, and marine logistics, has unveiled West Africa’s largest heat treatment furnace and dish-head forming machine.
The heat treatment furnace is one of the best in the African continent and will save Nigeria millions of dollars worth of capital flight hitherto used in getting the services outside the country.
The company also celebrated the attainment of the 2 million man-hours without Loss Time Incident (LTI) milestone.
Speaking in a recent event in Port Harcourt to celebrate the 2-million-man hours without LTI and unveiling of a heat treatment facility, Simbi Wabote, executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said the milestone represents an excellent performance by the company considering the importance of safety in the oil and gas industry.
Commending Godwin Izomor, the Group Managing Director of Vowgas for providing the right leadership that made it possible for the firm to attain set goals and objectives, Wabote said MG Vowgas’ mission to provide innovative, cost-effective, and value-adding services to the oil and gas industry is indeed supporting the fulfillment of the requirements of the NOGICD Act.
“Since my last official visit to this fabrication yard, the company has safely executed various projects. Beyond the growth and acquisition of additional equipment, the company has not lost focus on the importance of safety. We implore you to ensure that your safety standards are sustained and improved upon regularly through self-checks, continuous improvements, and external auditing of your processes,” Wabote added.
The NCDMB boss, who urged MG Vowgas to consider expanding its services to other African countries, said the board’s interaction with countries like Namibia, Uganda, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, and others show their readiness to tap from the experience of Nigeria in the implementation of local content practice.
He said the outcome of the APPO African Local Content Roundtable held recently in Abuja, also shows an increasing appetite for collaboration among businesses within the African continent.
Earlier, Izomor said the commissioning of the heat treatment furnace, and dish heads forming machine marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey towards technological advancement besides the celebration of the 2-million-man hours without LTI.
He said the facilities represent a major stride in the firm’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology.
He also described it as state-of-the-art equipment and the largest capacity stress-relieving furnace in the country with advanced features.
While lauding the NCDMB for their support to the company, Izomor also commended the host community for the good relationship with the company and promised to do more to ensure that the good relationship continues in the years ahead.