US service firm National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has awarded a contract to Nigerian engineering and fabrication firm Aveon Offshore Ltd. for the fabrication of an offloading buoy. The offloading buoy is part of the package for Total’s Egina development.
The contract for the offloading buoy includes the fabrication of the 700-ton buoy hull, installation, and integration of a 200-ton turret and the launching, and pre-commissioning of the completed buoy.
“This contract enables Aveon to expand the breadth of its offering to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also demonstrates the confidence of our clients in our capacity and capability to deliver on schedule the components of this major project. We plan to exceed their expectations,” says Tein George, Chairman, Aveon Offshore Ltd.
The project will be executed at the Aveon Offshore’s 240,000 sq meter fabrication yard in Rumuolumeni near Port Harcourt and is expected to generate up to 250,000 man hours. The Sail Away of the buoy is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.