25 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Nigerdock has successfully completed fabrication and the sail away of the Flare Tower for the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, Project for multinational oil company Total.
The FPSO is being developed for deployment in the Egina oil field, located 150 kilometres off the coast of Nigeria.
The field is currently under development and production is scheduled to begin in 2018. Nigerdock was selected by Samsung/Total for critical in-country fabrication works and training services as the provider of choice.
The flare tower structure, weighing 732 tonnes, was completed on time, loaded out and sailed away on March 24, this year, the company said.
It is one of a number of structures fabricated by Nigerdock at its fabrication yard on Snake Island Integrated Free Zone for Samsung Heavy Industries for the Egina FPSO project. The remaining works will continue through to the first quarter of 2017 as contracted.
According to Emeka Uhara, the Project Manager, “The fabrication for Egina was a big success being delivered on time and budget and to word class specifications. We have expended over 1.7 million man hours on the project, and it has helped generate employment for hundreds of Nigerians while also creating the opportunity for the provision of thousands of man-hours of specialised training.”
These structures completed at Nigerdock’s Fabrication Yard at Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, Lagos are a major boost to the Federal Government’s Nigerian Content Policy, which seeks to domesticate more Oil and Gas activities in Nigeria, under the guidance of the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board, NCDMB.
Speaking on the achievement, David Murray, Acting Managing Director of Nigerdock said, “This marks another significant first for Nigerdock as we continue to prove our ability to deliver stakeholder requirements pursuant to the Nigerian Content Development Act.”