The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and stakeholders of the oil and gas industry recently celebrated with TechnipFMC on its successful completion of the 44th and last subsea tree for the Total Egina field development project.
The subsea trees project was launched in 2016 and it recorded high Nigerian Content attainments as 75 percent of the components were assembled at the TechnipFMC’s Onne support base, Rivers State. The Manager, Projects Certification and Authorization Division (PCAD), NCDMB, Engr. Frank Ibi represented the Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote at the event and commended TechnipFMC for the feat, describing it as a further demonstration that major Nigerian Content accomplishments would always be achieved through determination and concerted efforts of stakeholders.
He added that the partial integration of the Egina FPSO topside in-country provided a wonderful opportunity for Nigerian service providers to demonstrate their capacities and assured that the Board will push for more patronage and utilization of Nigerian goods and services in upcoming projects. In his remarks, the Assistant Director, Egina Project, TechnipFMC, Mr. Bankole Adesuyi revealed that assembling the subsea trees for Egina was the biggest project the company has delivered in Nigeria and was handled by Nigerians. Adesuyi added that TechnipFMC achieved significant milestones in the implementation and expansion of local content through the project. It afforded the company new skills and technological transfer. A new testing laboratory was also built on the back of the project.
In his words, “through the Egina SPS contract, we delivered over 2,400 equipment and materials and in Capacity Development programs we had strategic placement of understudies, skills and knowledge transfer. We successfully had Nigerians take over key roles and responsibilities.”
The Country Manager of TechnipFMC, Mr. Mario Lagunes also spoke at the event and underscored the importance of getting new projects in order to sustain the massive investment in human capacities and infrastructure. He said the company was ready to boost local content by exporting Nigeria talents to other regions and projects because of their quality and work ethics.
The Egina Project Director for Total, Mr. Jean-Michel Guy commended TechnipFMC for delivering the project on time and schedule and helping to retain value in-country. “As we speak, 24 of these Christmas tree are already installed on the wellhead and connected to the respectively subsea manifolds. This is a proof of TUPNI’s commitment to promoting local content in Nigeria.”

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