GPPSL Acquires New Equipment, Targets Upcoming New Pipeline Projects

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Yemisi Izuora 

Global Process and Pipeline Services Limited (GPPSL), has acquired three massive flooding pumps with the capacity of 3,150 USG per minute and close to 600 PSI each, together with three massive lifting pump (6,000 USG/Min.) each and other connections that go with the equipment spread.

“They are high pressure, high volume and no other company can boast of such flooding pumps in West Africa”, Engr. Obi Uzu, chief executive officer of GPPSL told select journalists on the sideline of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Oil & Gas (NOG) conference and exhibition held in Abuja. 

Nigeria is on the verge of completing the 48-inch pipeline – the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline, and there are also plans for another big pipeline project that will run from Nigeria to North Africa.

“Those are massive projects that will need our kind of equipment. Besides there is also requirement for big pipeline services in-country”, Uzu said.

GPPSL also acquired 6 Air Loaders which include pneumatic suction pumps for cleaning of floating production and offloading (FPSO) tanks. The FPSOs will require cleaning according to Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) related regulation. 

“We have gone ahead to make these massive investments to keep the game alive – those clients we have been working for are happy but we want to make sure that they are happier with the services they are getting today  and in future compared to what they got yesterday”

The GPPSL chief executive said that the company is also investing in solid organizational process and sustainable human resources. According to him, “we are pursuing new operational certification ahead of ISO-9001-2015 which we have gotten already. We are getting into integrated management system (IMS) certification that will look at our Environmental, HSE and Quality compliance all together to make sure we improve on all our processes”.

On the human resources, he said that the company developed “what we call the “Career Tree” plan for our personnel – thus when you join from the root of the company, as you are growing, you can see the branch available for you to go and concentrate on that” or branch out along the way depending on your interest and performance. The company gives every staff an overview of plan and opportunities available to enable them to build their carrier at their own pace and interest in the field operations, sales, engineering and administration.

While commending the organizers of the NOG, Uzu said that it is evident from the deliberations of the conference that the business environment is gradually improving for the investors adding that the ease of doing business is the surest way to increase gross domestic product (GDP), reduce unemployment and take care of insecurity in the country.

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