Business

April 25, 2017

NOGICD Act engenders indigenous companies’ growth…Aveon MD

NOGICD Act engenders indigenous companies’ growth…Aveon MD

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By Sebastine Obasi

The implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development, NOGICD Act, has been described as the catalyst that has made it  possible for indigenous companies to grow and prove their capabilities in delivering quality and efficient services in the nation’s oil and gas industry.

The Chairman of Aveon Offshore Limited, a wholly Nigerian company, Mr. Tein George, who stated this during the visit of  Mr. Simbi  Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, to the company’s head office in Port Harcourt, said that  the Act has led to more employment for Nigerians, who have been trained to compete with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

He stated that as a result of the empowerment arising from the Act, Aveon has been able to employ over a thousand Nigerians, trained and developed them to deliver services to international standards.

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He also acknowledged the support of key industry players such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, NCDMB and the International Oil Companies, IOCs such as Shell, Total, Chevron and Exxonmobil for supporting Aveon in the last ten years. Speaking, Wabote stated: “It’s been an impressive story. All the International Oil Companies Aveon has worked for have given positive feedback on Aveon Offshore, even the major contractors that sub-contract jobs to them, the likes of Saipem have also commended the activities of Aveon Offshore.

“We are seeing a company that has thought through the entire process in terms of health, safety and environment, HSE, in terms of quality and are committed to it. This is one fabrication yard that we think is doing very well. They are wholly indigenous and also fully established in the Niger Delta, creating employment for Nigerians and also supporting the oil and gas industry”.