Nigerdock Nigeria PLC-FZE, the country’s premier offshore fabrication facility for the oil and gas industry has taken Nigerian Content development a notch higher with the completion of the SFDP1 project comprising the construction and load out of two Offshore Wellhead Platforms complete with Jackets, Piles, Boat Landing platforms and subsea templates.
Each of the completed topsides weighs approximately 1,200 Tons. They are the first fully Integrated Decks (including electrical and instrumentation scopes), to be fabricated, pre-commissioned, onshore commissioned and Leak Tested entirely in Nigeria.
It was gathered that the SFDP1 has achieved a world class safety record of over 2.3Million man-hours to date having been executed without a Lost Time Incident. Nigerdock has been recognised by Exxon Mobil for this performance with a prestigious award.
The execution of the SFDP1 in-country engendered an unprecedented number of skills development and technology transfer. Not only has Nigerdock, as a local fabrication yard, gained immensely from the integrated project management style used, individual tradesmen and engineers were given the opportunity to gain experience and develop further their various skillsets. Also a total of 60 NCD Management Board trainees gained unprecedented training under the requirements of the Act.
While speaking on the development, Anwar Jamakani, Chairman of the company said these platforms are designed, fabricated and tested to international standards and they attest to the ability of indigenous fabrication companies to deliver to those standards.
“The project was a culmination of efficient project execution and communication between Nigerdock, NMPN and NAPIMS resulting in world class quality product with a world class safety record. It is our hope that the success achieved by the delivery of these platforms will engender greater confidence and trust in the utilisation of local content and with a continual flow of work to our yard we will embrace all the lessons learned and improve performance over all metrics for the next job.”