THE Lagos Deep Off-Shore Logistics (LADOL) Base has commenced maintenance work on one of the largest oil drilling rig in the country worth over
The total value of the repair work on the rig (Noble Drilling rig) is put at $21million (about N32billion)
The maintenance and repair work on the rig has also engaged over 350 Nigerians of different skill and profession working on the facility on a 24 hour basis.
Taking newsmon of a tour of the rig, LADOL’s Managing Director Ms Eni Jadesinmi said that the repair of the facilities has not only created employment for a number of Nigerians, it has also saved the country a lot of foreign exchange that would have gone with it if such repair work had been taken out side the country.
According to Jadesinmi, the success of this current feat will be another mile stone in the life of the local content Act.
Jadesinmi stated that the job would have gone to Cameroon if LADOL had not been available just as other sundry job opportunities would have gone tout of the country.
The Harvard trained medical doctor stated that the maintenance and repair will be completed in 77 days all things being equal adding that it could take a little longer should there be any unforeseen problem.
The drilling rig according to LADOL boss will need a total of 240 tons of steel, as it will under go a total overhaul at the base.
She disclosed that with the expansion of its facilities, LADOL at full capacity will be able to handle between 3 and 10 vessels at a time.
Part of the expansion programme will include a ship yard for dry docking of vessels and other maintenance works on other water crafts.
It will recalled that the Federal Government only recently granted LADOL a logistics base status as against being a jetty.