15 February 2015, Port Harcourt – Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited has unveiled its new ultramodern Double /Quadruple Joint plant at its massive fabrication yard in Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt.
The plant, which is part of its capacity development initiative, was unveiled by the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content and Development Monitoring Board NCDMB, Engr. Ernest Nwapa at an impressive event which held in Port Harcourt recently.
Acknowledging the testimonies of Nigerian subcontractors to Saipem who spoke at the ceremony, Nwapa emphasised that the Board has recorded tremendous success in the development of local in-country capacity by Nigerian Companies. He praised Saipem for its continuous improvement in its in country capacity.
Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of Saipem Contractor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Giuseppe Surace, explained that the Double/Quadruple Joint workshop is one in the series of his Saipem’s capacity development initiatives involving not only the development of infrastructure but investment in human capacity building.
He stated that since the past ten years, his company has continued to invest massively in the expansion of the capacity of its yard in Rumuolumeni Base Port Harcourt to support its in-country fabrication capability. He further stated that Saipem’s continued investment and contribution to the economy of Nigeria had earned her a place in the list of top 100 companies in Nigeria.
He acknowledge the support of its clients like Exxonmobil, SNEPCO, NAOC and particularly Total E & P in sustaining the operations at the fabrication yard by the award of contracts and assured that Saipem will continue to invest in the development of modern state of the art infrastructure and human resources to support its operations in Nigeria.
Dignitaries at the ceremony include Engr. C.P. Okorie, GM Monitoring and Evaluation, NCDMB; Nicolas Brunet, Deputy Managing Director of Total E & P; Vassily Barberopoulos, Managing Director of Nigeria Foundaries Limited; representatives of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Local Content, representatives of Shell, Chevron, Exxonmobil, Energy Works Technologies, Limited, Cico Construction Nigeria Limited, Mudiame Nigeria Limited, Pipe Coaters Nigeria Limited and representatives of the host community.