May 30, 2024

Oilserv committed to supporting Nigeria’s transition to cleaner gas —MD

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•As FG opens 3 gas infrastructure in Imo, Delta

The Managing Director of Oilserv Engineering Limited, Engr. Nnanna Anyanwu has said his company is pleased to make meaningful contribution to Nigeria’s transition to cleaner fuel.

He made this known in a chat with journalists on the sidelines of the commissioning of the Assa Gas Process Treatment Facility in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo state on Wednesday.

The project which was commissioned virtually by President Bola Tinubu with the theme ‘Gas to prosperity’ includes the ANOH PTF – OB3 CTMS gas export pipeline project which entailed the EPCIC of the 36” x 23.3km gas export pipeline, along with Pigging facilities (Launcher & Receiver) facilitating the transportation of natural gas from the NGC manifold at Assa to OB3 CTMS.

In his view, the completion of Assa Process Treatment Facility to OB3 CTMS works and the 36”x 23.3km pipeline has importantly revealed Oilserv’s commitment to meeting project timelines, schedule, safety, quality and excellence.

Anyanwu further stated, “The project will turn around the Nigerian economy. We have increased our ability to deliver on infrastructure, we have gained the skills but most importantly we have improved our competitiveness globally. Beyond that, is the value we then bring for our clients.

“So by the time you think about this pipeline, how it’s going to unlock gas, how it’s going to contribute to Nigeria’s decade of gas, how it’s to ensure that going forward, Nigeria can transition to cleaner fuel, ultimately you see that it’s progress for the nation.”

The traditional ruler of Assa Autonomous Community in Ohaji, Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo, HRH Eze Emmanuel Assor, stated that the project has the capacity to bolster economic activity to the area and the nation, saying that it will bring significant value addition to the economy of the country.
On how the project will impact on his subjects, he said “It is a thing of joy that we have this. It will create job opportunities for our people and we pray that they will give us that concessional treatment as people from this area who have donated a lot. Our people are predominately farmers who have now lost their farmland to the establishment of this project.

“We are hopeful that it will help in the development of this area as we are sure that other investors will come to invest in the area. As they see the gas here a huge lot of people will come here to invest

“We appreciate NNPCL’s decision to site the project here, our people are happy, but we expect NNPC to reciprocate, it is not very easy to make this kind of sacrifice. Our people have made this sacrifice, this sacrifice has to yield results to the community.

“We expect them to give us very serious development, give us infrastructural amenities, we will so much appreciate that.”

Earlier, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu revealed that “It is pleasing that approximately, 500MMscf of gas in aggregate would be supplied to the domestic market from these two Gas Processing Plants, which represents over 25% incremental growth in gas supply. In practical terms, this translates into more gas to the Power Sector, Gas-Based Industries and other critical segments of the economy,” the President added.

The President said from the onset, his administration was clear of its intention to leverage on the virtually unlimited capacity of gas to deepen domestic gas utilization, increase national power generation capacity, revitalize industries and create multiple job opportunities for economic growth.

He said aside the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Initiative which is aimed at moving Nigerians away from petrol and diesel as vehicular combustion fuel, significant progress has also been recorded in incentivizing gas development through Presidential Executive Orders.

While congratulating the projects partners (NNPC Limited, Sterling Oil Exploration & Energy Production Company Limited (SEEPCO) and Seplat Energy for the successful implementation of the three projects, Tinubu particularly charged the NNPC Limited to, as the national energy company of choice, sustain its relentless efforts and record more successes in the energy sector for the benefit of all Nigerians.

He described the commissioning as a highly significant milestone for Nigeria as it demonstrates his administration’s efforts to accelerate the development of critical gas infrastructure geared at enhancing the supply of energy to boost industrial growth and create employment opportunities.

He said the projects were fully in line with the Federal Government’s Decade of Gas initiative, and his administration’s quest to grow value from the Nation’s abundant gas assets while concurrently eliminating gas flaring and accelerating industrialization.

“I wish to assure the citizenry that these are just the beginning, as the federal government is stepping up its coordination of other landmark projects and initiatives that will ensure the earliest realization of gas fueled prosperity in our country. Consequently, I wish to assure investors in the energy space that this is an investment enabling government and we will not relent in facilitating the ease of doing business,” the President noted.

Oilserv Limited is an Oil & Gas EPCIC (Pipeline & Facilities) Company incorporated in 1992 and commenced business in 1995 with the mission to provide Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Commissioning, Fabrication, Upgrade, Repairs and Maintenance.

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