NipeX Sees NigerDock As Leading Local Content In Oil And Gas Servicing Sector

Yemisi Izuora

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.”

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 Joy Okebalama, Group Corporate Affairs Director of NigerDock explained that SIIFZ has a significant number of Free Zone Enterprises currently operating within the zone.

These enterprises provide a wide range of activities including full EPCIC contract delivery, manufacturing, offshore logistics support services, pollution management and recycling, aviation services, engineering/design services, construction, fabrication, ship maintenance & repairs along with an array of maritime support services thereby making it a one stop shop for oil and gas related activities. These enterprises operating in SIIFZ have brought and will continue to bring significant added value to SIIFZ and the Nigerian Economy.

While commenting on the impact of NipeX to the oil and gas industry, Mr. Odoe noted that free and fair tendering process, healthy competitive environment and high confidence and trust have been established in the oil and gas industry through NipeX.

NipeX is an electronic one-stop transaction centre that improves on value procurement in the oil and gas industry and institutionalizes world-class contracting processes in Nigeria. NipeX is a division of NAPIMS, a Corporate Service Unit of NNPC.

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