ILF, Doris Group Win Project Consultancy for Nigeria Morocco Pipeline Project
ILF Consulting Engineers and Doris Group have won project management consultancy (PMC) work on the proposed Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP).
The ILF Group (ILF) is an international engineering and consulting firm that helps its clients successfully execute technically demanding industrial and infrastructure projects. DORIS is the international reference for delivering high quality engineering to the oil & gas and renewable markets.
ILF Manager, Carles Giro, said his company had actually taken part in the feasibility phase and the first FEED phase of the pipeline project.
According to him, with Doris, they would be providing PMC work on the front-end engineering and design (FEED) second phase.
This covers the onshore and offshore pipeline and compressor station engineering, engineering surveys, the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), land acquisition studies and project implementation framework.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) and Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) are backing the project. ILF said its work would also consider using renewable energy to power the pipeline and reduce its carbon footprint.
Carles Giro said, “The award of Phase II to us demonstrates the confidence that our long-term clients ONHYM and NNPC have in our project management excellence and reliability in delivering world class projects,” Giro said.
The pipeline would be the longest offshore link in the world, at over 6,000 km. It would have a diameter of 48 inches offshore, and 56 inches onshore. The NMGP would have capacity to carry 30 billion cubic metres per year.
The OPEC Fund has provided some financial support for the studies on the project. The organisation said it was working to support Morocco’s ambitions to become a low-carbon economy.
The fund was specifically co-financing survey works in Senegal, Mauritania and Morocco, it said. It co-financed this work with the Nigerian and Moroccan governments, in addition to the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB).