Nigerdock is West Africa’s leading indigenous upstream oil and gas services company focused on Oil & Gas construction and marine services including offshore fabrication, ship building and repair, industrial training and specialised Oil & Gas and Maritime support. It is strategically located on Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, in Lagos, with immediate access to the open seas.
Snake Island Integrated Free Zone is a leading West African industrial development. Focused on Maritime and Oil & Gas Services and Operations, it offers tremendous opportunities for International Businesses to participate in Nigerian and West African Deepwater Projects.
The company said: “We lead the development of Nigerian content in our industries, achieve operational excellence and growth by continuously training our workforce and investing in technological resources enabling us to deliver value to our shareholders, customers, employees and the nation.
“Nigerdock adds value to the Nigerian Oil and Gas and Maritime Industries and the Nigerian Economy by providing products and services to world class standards of safety quality and on-schedule delivery.”
Nigerdock plans to create and operate a fully functional support centre to the Deepwater Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria, through the active attraction of investment and creation of employment opportunities resulting from the progressive development of an efficient, secure, commercially effective support infrastructure, and its continued cost-efficient operation.
The organisation’s training school offers world class training of personnel in the fields of Welding, Pipefitting, Plating and Machining. The Training School has been selected as a centre in Nigeria for the training and certification of welders to International Standards. This programme is being coordinated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and actively supported by stakeholders in the Industry. It is part of the Federal Government’s Nigerian Content Development Policy for the Oil and Gas Industry.
“The Training School has fully equipped classrooms which can be utilised for most training requirements including Rigging, Safety, Quality and First Aid. It has the ability to train and test Welders in SMAW, MMAW, FCAW and TIG processes, in all positions and to any Client’s requirements whilst certifying to Lloyds, ABS and DNV standards. All trainees must attend a thorough induction program including basic safety and quality training.” the management commented.
Pipefitters and platers are trained in practical and theoretical fabrication techniques including manual and machine burning and cutting, layouts and fit-ups, auto-levelling, measuring, preparation methods and tacking.
Machinists are trained in manual and semi-automatic processes including detailed marking out, turning and screw threading on lathes, metal joining through processes, machining of intricate components, sinking dies, cutting of Gears and machining of bushings and eccentric turning.
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Nigerdock is the leading EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor, specialised in the fabrication of topside modules, subsea manifolds, jackets, wellheads, satellites, process platforms, process piping, buoys, piles yokes, and double joints.
It also specialised in offshore installations of pipe spools, supports, platforms and heat shielding including pipe coating and the installation of MOV’s, flowmeters, P&T transmitters, and F&G detection systems.
Management said: “We have the best Training School in the country constantly training the Offshore Welders, Grinders, Fitters, Blasters, Painters, Scaffolders and Riggers to the highest levels. This attains the best capability and expertise that are required to deliver in accordance with international quality and safety standards. Our team is sprinkled with National and International expertise and experience deliver projects safely, on time and within budget.
“The Pressure Vessel Division has the resources to manufacture pressure vessels, columns, drums and process plant packages for the Oil & Gas Industry and is ASME U & R Stamp Certified. Process modules and large skid packages are also manufactured in conjunction with the Offshore Fabrication Division.
“The company as a whole is capable of producing design engineering to all international codes of construction and has recently invested in new plant & equipment including a CNC plate cutting machine, plate rolling to 100mm thick, columns & booms for semi-automatic welding techniques, rotators, a pipe profiling machine and more all in accordance with the latest technology.”
Nigerdock’s Shipyard Division is the largest facility of its kind in West Africa with an outstanding history in the marine industry. It is specialised in the fields of ship building, ship repair, maintenance and refurbishment. It has a 25,000DWT graving dry dock, a 3,500DWT floating dock, quayside facilities and weather proof multipurpose workshops.
Not satisfied with standing still, the company has impressive plans to develop and expand its Shipyard Division with the objective to improve its specialist and engineering capacity and carry out more complex operations including rig refurbishment and the ability to build larger vessels. The shipyard management is focused on offering its clients the highest level of service and to consistently improve on its quality and level of workmanship.
Skillbase is a part of Jagal Energy, owners of Nigerdock Nigeria PLC, also located within Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, and an integral part of the Snake Island DISC (Deepwater Integrated Support Centre) Concept. Skillbase is a cost-efficient logistics hub at the heart of a service centre for the oil & gas industry. It is a model of oil industry design and planning, bringing services and suppliers together on a single site, linked to deepwater quaysides with capacity to handle supply vessels and cargo imports simultaneously.
Skillbase is designed to support exploration and development drilling, subsea construction and maintenance, FPSO Module Assembly and Hook Up, Operations and Maintenance, Integrated Project Teams with offices, accommodation and passenger and material transport links.
In July 2008, Mobil (MPN) in joint venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) awarded the procurement and fabrication of Abang and Itut well platforms as part of the Satellite Field Development Project Phase 1 in OMLs 67 and 70. The project is the first of its kind to be executed in Nigeria where two complete platforms (from mud-mat to helideck) are fabricated simultaneously in-country. The scope of work comprised of jackets/appurtenances, piles, subsea templates, topsides/associated skids and E&I systems fabrication.
Then in December 2009, Transocean and Nigerdock along with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Content Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) collaborated to take on a project that was yet another first of its kind in Nigeria, the refurbishment and maintenance of the gigantic jack-up rig - the Adriatic VIII.
The rig weighs 16,000 tonnes with each leg measuring 140 metres in height. The scope of work included steel repair and general maintenance. The rig was the first of its kind to be berthed alongside any facility within Nigeria.
A total of 30,000 man hours of training was expended in the training of welders and fitters in a special training program conducted between October 2008 and March 2009. Also, an additional five trainee engineers were assigned by the NNPC’s Nigerian Content Division to Nigerdock for a special on-the-job capacity building program.
Nigerdock and Snake Island Integrated Free Zone are also strategic partners to Snepco (Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company) who coordinated the entire operations, logistics and support services for the Bonga project from Nigerdock’s support base in Lagos. Snepco had heliport operations that included 2 Super Puma Helicopters, crew boats, support vessels, a 2,000 square metre state-of-the-art office, housing and hostel facilities, restaurant and catering services.
Snepco also awarded Nigerdock the topside structural steel and pipe works for final integration onto the Bonga FPSO. The package also included manpower services for onsite fabrication, construction and shop engineering, procurement of materials, blasting/painting, hydro testing of pipe spools, upgrading the living accommodation and load out.
From a safety perspective Nigerdock achieved a distinct accomplishment as the only Nigerian fabrication yard on the Agbami project without a lost time incident.
ExxonMobil’s Erha Deepwater Buoy is a catenary anchor leg mooring buoy and was awarded to Nigerdock in March 2004. The award package included fabrication, integration of the turn table platform, blasting/painting, full testing, pre-mechanical completion, load out and sea fastening. In addition, Nigerdock also provided all the required fabrication engineering.
Additional investment in capacity building via training and certification programs were implemented (scaffolding, Rigging, Machining, Welding and Painting) to boost Nigerian content expectations and to support the project in terms of safety, quality, schedule and cost.