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Nigerian workers build state of the art facility

Nigerian Content Development recently recorded a 2,700 ton achievement with the completion of the Central Processing Facility (CPF)—for gathering, compressing and treating flared gas in two fields (Otumara and Saghara) located 65km Northwest of Warri. The module weighing 2,700 tons was fabricated in Nigeria by Daewoo Nigeria Limited (DNL) and unveiled recently at Daewoo’s Warri Yard in Delta State.

The ninety percent Nigerian employees, worked about 5 million man hours without any safety incident.

“With the completion of this project, part of the gas plant, where nominal 20 million cubic feet of gas will be compressed and six megawatts of electricity generated daily has been realised,” said Toyin Olagunjum SPDC General Manager Onshore/Shallow Offshore Projects.

Dr. David Ige, representing the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said, “This project will also secure 60,000 bpd of oil. It demonstrates that day after day we are setting new standards and when we set our hearts to it, we can end gas flaring in Nigeria.”

Ernest Nwapa, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, re-iterated the message that with determination, Nigerians have the capacity to perform technically intensive work in the oil and gas industry.

“It is a re-validation of the Nigerian Content Act. The value is neither in terms of the tonnage, nor the dimension of the project but the change in mindset,” Nwapa said.

Mr. P.S. Lim, Managing Director Daewoo Nigeria Limited, acknowledged the impact of this achievement to the Nigerian oil and gas sector, “As the first of its kind in Nigeria, the Otumara CPF modules’ completion has contributed significantly to pushing Nigeria towards becoming the undisputed hub of oil and gas development in Africa.”