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Our Nigerian Content strategy promotes the use of locally manufactured goods and Nigerian service companies in production operations, projects and well engineering. In recognition of this performance, Shell companies in Nigeria won the Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition’s award for ‘Excellence in Nigeria Content’ in 2011.
The Shell Exploration and Production Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN) continues to play a pivotal role in guiding the development of Nigerian companies to increase their participation in the industry through tireless dedication and exemplary leadership in breaking down barriers and charting new frontiers to encourage the development of Nigerian companies in the oil and gas industry.
Support for in-country Manufacturers
Shell supported an indigenous clamp manufacturing company (Egba Clamps) to get SON and ISO certifications for their clamps. Shell signed-off OEM domestication long term agreements. SPDC supported the capacity development of a Nigerian company in the manufacturing of flanges and fittings (Luda Nigeria) and are providing technical support to Technova in the establishment of pipe mill in Benin, Nigeria.
Indigenous Asset Ownership
In compliance with Nigerian Content law, Shell is supporting community contractors to build light marine vessels which will be deployed to our operations once the vessels are fully built and are providing technical support to a Nigerian company that is building a facility for intelligent pigging.
Shell has anchored several supplier development events including hosting of the Shell Nigeria/United Kingdom Trade Investment collaboration partnership events and business roundtable discussions to facilitate growth of in country capacity and technology transfer.
In 2013 Shell organized two NCD Exhibitions (for onshore & offshore activities) which featured about 180 Nigerian companies focusing on locally manufactured goods thus, created opportunity for Nigerian companies to showcase their products and services to increase their chances of patronage. Shell supported the development of firefighting training facility of Tolmann Allied Services limited by donating a disused X-mas Tree and has launched another $5billion support funds for contractors in SNEPCo while sustaining the existing contractor’s support funding scheme initiative for continued easy access to funds for Nigerian contractor.
Shell hosted “The Global Nigerian event” in Aberdeen – an event to converge Nigerians in Diaspora and Nigerian companies in Aberdeen to identify opportunities for partnership and capacity development.
Training and Support
SEPCiN has continued to support skill acquisition, empowerment of Nigerian youths and enhancement of existing capacity of Nigerian manpower. This was achieved through several trainings conducted for unemployed youths on the back of our projects.
During the year 2013 we continued to deliver on existing programs and initiatives such as; the award of the 4th batch of Post graduate Scholarships to 10 indigenes of the Niger Delta, 14 young engineers completed the 1 year Front End Engineering Design and Detailed Engineering Design training at the Shell deign office in Port- Harcourt, Trained 15 Abseilers to IRATA level 1 categorization and Entrepreneurial development training for 200 Niger Delta contractors. These activities amongst others contributed to ensuring that SEPCiN maintained its position as industry leader.
Partenering for Impact
The Business Council for Africa, a UK-based international network for businesses operating in Africa, with the Harvard Kennedy School CSR Initiative and The Partnering Initiative, on September 24, 2014, released a report entitled "Partnering for Impact" in which Shell Nigeria (and specifically SNEPCo) is extensively cited as a best practice example for local content.