By Michael Eboh
MRS Oil Nigeria Plc has announced plans to expand its supply and delivery of Aviation fuel to more airfields across the country and further beyond the shores of Nigeria.
Speaking at a forum for its customers in Lagos, Managing Director, MRS Oil Nigeria, Mr. Tanoe Vonan Louis said that the company plans to consolidate its leadership position in the West African Aviation fuel sector, with the expansion of its services to other airfields like Douala in Cameroun, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Enugu and Calabar airports.
He stated that the company has strengthened her grip in the aviation fuel sector in Nigeria, Togo and Cote dâ€™Ivoire, winning major contracts for the supply of JET A1 to various international airlines operating in West Africa.
He said, â€œWe are currently positioned to dedicate a strategic machinery that offers airlines the level of uninterrupted Aviation (Jet A1) fuel supply, buffer stock and overall management programme that will not only improve and add value to the current fuelling programme of their organisation, but also optimise on delivery of good quality dry jet fuel.
â€œIt will be necessary to say at this point that we do not rely solely on supplies from industry/Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; we also on our own import, to strengthen our supply chain.
â€œThis ensures that full supply security is in place for fulfilling commitment to you our most valued customers. Our huge intermediate storage capacity in a private jetty gives us unmatched capacity to meet the needs of our local and international customers.â€
In addition, Louis said that as parts of plans to ensure that its products conform with international quality standard, the company has attained a partnership status with the AITA Group, an international standards organisation.
According to him, the partnership will further enhance its capacity to maintain and remain at par with international standards as they unfold, while ensuring that high quality products are delivered to our customers.
Louis noted that its acquisition of Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc has started yielding positive results, adding that it is strategically positioned to revolutionise the deregulated downstream sector through innovative initiatives traditionally associated with Chevronâ€™s versatility and dynamism.
â€œThe company,â€ he said, â€œhas won major international contracts for the supply of Jet A1 to various international airlines operating in West Africa.
â€œThese contracts which were signed after rigorous bid sessions conducted in various hubs of the world including London, Lebanon, South Africa among others.
â€œWe started out by winning 50 per cent of British Airways requirement in Abuja, 25 per cent in Lagos, 50 per cent of Delta, KLM and Ethiopian Airline.â€œThis is inclusive of eminent contributions that our highly appreciated domestic airlines have also contributed.â€