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Nigerdock delivers Mere Jacket, associated decks for Chevron’s gas projects

Nigerdock Plc has successfully fabricated and delivered the jacket and associated decks for the Domestic Supply Obligation ( DSO), Meren Gas Gathering Compression Platform (GGCP) and Sonam NWP project, belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited.
Speaking at the recent load-out ceremony held at the Snake Island base of Nigerdock in Lagos, the chairman of Jagal Group, owners of Nigerdock, Mr. Anwar Jarmakani said the success of the fabrication work was an accomplishment of the Nigerian Content policy in the oil and gas sector.
Jarmakani, who was represented by the Executive Director of Jagal Group, Mr. mansour Jarmakani said the general scope of work being undertaken by his company for Chevron covers the fabrication of the jacket, piles and bridges for the Meren GGCP, and also the entire structures for the Sonam Non-associated Gas Wellhead Platform (NWP).
According to him, on completion, the GGCP and NWP are expected to deliver a combined 420 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d), of natural gas to Chevron’s Escravos Gas Project, representing a major leap towards using natural gas mined from Chevron’s operations and eliminating gas flaring from its assets.
He noted that the major work is undertaken by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea with all in-country scope subcontracted to Nigerdock Nigeria Plc, underlining Chevron’s commitment to and compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development, NOGICD, Act.
Also speaking at the load-out ceremony, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Ernest Nwapa lauded Nigerdock for its success in the project, describing the Meren jacket and associated decks as a milestone in the quest towards achieving increased local content in the nation’s oil and gas sector.
He called for increased patronage of local companies by the international oil companies in the execution of their major projects, saying Nigerdock has demonstrated the ability of Nigerians to provide facilities and skilled manpower required for the execution and delivery of major projects.
Some of the highlights of the work performed so far by Nigerdock on the Meren GGCP and Sonam NWP projects include the fabrication of a total of over 7,000 tonnes of steel over the last three years, with Meren and Sonam jackets being the largest structures to be fabricated in-country.
Also, Sonam NWP topside, currently in advanced stage of construction, will be the largest to be built in-country at a total weight of 3,500 tonnes.
Nigerdock worked with 700 workers on average throughout the projects’ duration and has achieved 1.7 million lost time injury-free man-hours cumulated on both projects scopes, which is still accumulating since the projects are still on-going.
The Managing Director of Nigerdock Nigeria Plc, Mr. Lloyd Crisp said the projects would be completed within schedule and budget agreed with Chevron/NNPC in order to meet the offshore installation windows, adding that various load outs are planned for December 2014 and January 2015.

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