A leading indigenous fabrication company, Nigerdock Nigeia Plc FZE, has commissioned and sailed-away a 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) OFON Platforms which is expected to bring Production at OFON field to 65,000 bpd.
Speaking at the Commissioning and the Sail-Away ceremony, the Chairman of Nigerdock, Mr Anwar Jarmakani, stated that the OFON Platform projects is the first Engineering, procurement, Construction and Onshore Commission (EPC) contract awarded to an indigenous Contractor.
According to him, “Following the start of this project, it has being a celebration of one milestone after another, culminating into the full completion and delivering of the project work scope. The project will bring about additional oil and gas production from 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (bpd) to 65,000 bpd. It also helps to stop gas flaring on Ofon and deliver gas to Bonny LNG plant via Amenam fields.
“This injection of gas feedstock will significantly boost the domestic gas market and provide critical power for Nigeria’s domestic and industrial needs in line with the Federal Government’s power sector objectives. Nigerdock is the west Africa’s leading indigenous company with expertise in Oil and Gas construction, Shipyard and Marine Services, Logistics Support and industrial training.
“We have trained over 6000 personnel in our training facility recently and we have developed world class systems and processes for Nigerdock driven by competent and professional Nigerian workforce.
In this high risk and HSE-critical work systems and environment, Nigerdock has executed over. Five million man hours of productivity and achieved over three million Man hours without a lost Time Incident.”
He re-echoed the position of the Federal Government by arguing that “during this period that we are witnessing a dwindling of oil fortunes, the focus from the presidency has been on efficient and full utilisation of local resources. The same theme is echoed by Dr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the NNPC. The honourable minister has come up with strategies to reduce waste and stop leakages, ensure end to end transparency, push for beat practice efficiency in operations, drive delivery and excitation and ultimately restore profitability.
“Nigerdock is an indeginous Company that fully embodies this principle. As a leading indigenous company in our industry, we train and use highly trained local and re-invested in our businesses. There is a serious lack of effective and efficient engineering service in-country which causes escalating costs when work has to be outsourced overseas.
Nigerdock currently provides Engineering Services and engineering management as demonstrated by the performance on this EPC contact and will be a major enabler of improving the current in-country deficiencies.