Michael James 18 July 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The operations of leading indigenous energy services provider, Nigerdock, and the available facility at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, SIIFZ, have been described as a paradigm of Nigeria’s great prospects and impact on Africa.
General Manager of Nigerian Petroleum Exchange, NipeX, Mr. Kanayo Odoe, identified this during his recent courtesy visit to SIIFZ, the location of Nigerdock’s world class facility.
Mr. Odoe noted that Nigerdock and its activities on SIIFZ represent the prospects of Nigeria across Africa. In his words: “Snake Island is a manifestation of all that is good in this great country Nigeria.
“It is my earnest hope on behalf of the people of this great nation that all the support we can muster to make the organisation great will be given to your good organisation. Be reassured of our highest support and commitment in bolstering your organisation for the overall benefit of Nigeria. Keep up the good work.”
He was conducted on a tour of the facility by Group Corporate Affairs Director, Joy Okebalama; Nigerian Content Manager, Nigerdock, Ifeanyi Chime; Senior Project Manager, Nigerdock, Temitope Odulate, among others.
The tour covered various areas of Nigerdock’s diverse business operations such as Logistics Base Infrastructure (Quaysides, Marshalling Yard, Water and MGO Storage, Laydown areas, Warehouses, Accommodation, Related Equipment, etc.); Ship Repair and Maintenance Facilities (Dry Dock and Floating Dock, Cranes, Workshops, etc.), Offshore Fabrication Facilities (Covered Fabrication Workshops, Coating Shops, Warehouses, Laydown and Erection Areas, etc.), the recently rebranded Nigerdock Training and Development Academy and a significant array of equipment such as various specifications of Cranes, SPMTs, Fabrication Equipment, etc.
Mr. Odoe was impressed with the in-country capacity and capability available at Nigerdock and noted that: “The facility is great and offers world class standards. It is quite remarkable that apart from the fact that Nigerdock is impacting on Local Content through the training and development academy, it is also gratifying to know that a lady who heads the Machining Workshop has spent over 24years in the organisation.”
During a brief presentation to the NipeX GM, Mrs. Okebalama explained that SIIFZ has a significant number of Free Zone Enterprises currently operating within the zone.
SIIFZ is strategically located at Snake Island Apapa, with immediate access to the open sea, and within proximity to Tin Can Island Port Apapa SIIFZ was established in January 2005 when Presidential Approval was granted for the commencement of Free Trade Zone operations on Snake Island.