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PEM Offshore, Kongsberg ink contract for Nigeria’s first offshore training centre


PEM Offshore Limited has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Kongsberg Maritime for the supply of a full suite of offshore anchor handling, dynamic positioning, power management and crane simulation systems, which will form the main infrastructure for a world-class offshore simulation training centre and the first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa.

The new training centre will be located in Lagos and serve to support the training of local and foreign offshore personnel involved in offshore oil and gas operations, underpinning a growing market demand for highly competent and qualified personnel for this high risk environment.

The establishment of the new offshore simulation training centre will create new high-value employment opportunities for the region and underpin the requirements for qualified marine personnel in this primary offshore supply hub for West Africa, said Kongsberg in a statement on Wednesday.

Philips E. Matthew, senior vice president, PEM Offshore, said: “This is a new venture for PEM that will further our commitment to excellence in our maritime operations for Nigerians and other West African nationals. As the hub of Offshore activity in West Africa, Nigeria is a natural location for this facility. Kongsberg Maritime is the undisputed leader in the offshore industry when it comes to advanced technology and excellence in delivering training services. With Kongsberg at our side, we take great pride in announcing West Africa’s first dedicated commercial offshore training facility and Kongsberg’s visible commitment to supporting its customers operating in this important petroleum producing region.”

“This is a strategic win for our company in what is one of the most active geographic areas for oil & gas exploration and production. This world-class training centre will be equipped with the latest available offshore simulation technology and provide PEM Offshore with the tools it needs to continue growing its expertise in maritime operations. We are very pleased to have been selected for this project,” said Henry Tremblay, president, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Inc.