Top management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the COO Gas/Power, Engr. Saidu Mohammed and the MD of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Mr. Tunde Bakare visited the Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) site of the OB3 Project to see for themselves the extent of work done so far, Oilserv is executing the biggest pipeline in the country – OB3 Project (136km x 48 inch).
The company, according to NNPC, has demonstrated indigenous capacity and expertise, which used to be the forte of international EPC firms and has earned a reputation for quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects.
This was confirmed during a visit to the Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) site of the OB3 Project by the management of the NNPC led by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Gas and Power, Saidu Mohammed, an engineer, and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), Tunde Bakare, an engineer.
Impressed by the capacity and progress of Oilserv on the project, Mohammed said: “This is a project that we have been waiting for in Nigeria and we are glad that the contractor is performing towards bringing light at the end of the tunnel. What I have seen so far is very impressive and the deadline of completing this project is achievable as all materials needed for the completion of the work are on ground.”
Bakare said: “From what we have seen, Oilserv has done very well. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is massive with a capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). What is left is just the piping and we are sure that by September 2019, we will have the Vice President here to inaugurate the project.”
Oilserv Chairman Emeka Okwuosa, an engineer, thanking the NNPC delegation for the inspection, said: “Oilserv with the support of the client, NNPC, has demonstrated that such a huge project can be done locally. The project is quite challenging and Oilserv has always shown commitment in the process of executing the project from engineering and construction. The Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) is the largest that exists in Nigeria and maybe Africa and it is meant to have a capacity of two billion standard cubic feet per day (2bscf/d). A few changes in the entire design, in addition to other issues that came up, led to quite some delays. Be that as it may, the company is racing towards the finishing line and we are sure we will deliver on the new schedule.”
Apart from building the first gas distribution network in Nigeria, Oilserv has also built the Greater Lagos Phases I, II,III and IV gas pipeline poject for Gaslink Nigeria Limited and several others using high quality and safety standards.
They are the Alaoji Gas Transmission Pipeline System for Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) lots 1 & 2 (Ihovbor, Egbema & Gbarain) for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).
Others include the Gas transmission Pipeline System for Geometric Power Limited, Aba, the Akute Independent Power Project for Oando Gas and Power, Oron Gas Transmission Pipeline System for SEPTA Energy, The Southsouth Gas Transmission Pipeline System for East Horizon Gas Company Limited, and Complete Upgrade of Ikeja Metering Station for NGPTC.