By Prince Okafor
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has said that its Engineering, Procurement and Construction, EPC, contract for its 65,000 barrels per day Ofon 2 oilfield project, undertaken by Nigerdock, created over 3,000 jobs for Nigerians and recorded 3.2 million man-hours without Lost Time Incident, LTI.
In a statement after the commissioning and load-out ceremony for the facilities at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, the company also disclosed that the project saw the completion of more than five million man-hours overall, equivalent to 22,000 people employed for one year.
Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Nicolas Terraz, commended the over 3, 000 Nigerians employed during the construction of the project.
He said: “It is the result of a continuous commitment of all, day after day, to the safety of activities. It is a result that both Total and Nigerdock can be proud of.
“Safety is a core value, not just a priority. This core value, we make sure that we share with our contractors, working hand in hand to ensure the highest safety standards in our operations and projects.”
Also speaking, Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, Mr. Dafe Sejebor, said the more than five million man-hours of engineering for the project was done in-country reflects government’s policy on local content development.
Speaking in the same vein, acting Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Mr. Patrick Obah, also commended the workers for achieving over five million man-hours of productivity and over three million man-hours without a LTI.
Obah, who was represented by the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Adetunde Adelana, promised the contractor and its workers more projects to keep Snake Island Integrated Free Zone up and running.