Supporting the Development of Nigeria’s Engineering and Construction Capability
To fulfil the Nigerian Government’s desire to maximize work executed in Nigeria and develop local Nigerian engineering and construction capability, Mobil Producing Nigeria awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract to DeltaAfrik, a joint venture between WorleyParsons and DeltaTek for completion of several facilities upgrade and replacement projects offshore Nigeria. The EPCM contracting strategy enables the work to be broken down into smaller components, thereby increasing the ability of Nigerian contractors to bid and execute the work and hence build up local Nigerian capability.
The portfolio of projects includes the repair and/or replacement of several subsea pipelines, three production platforms, three living quarters platforms and miscellaneous modifications to existing production platforms. DeltaAfrik undertakes all engineering, procurement and construction management of locally awarded contracts wholly in Nigeria.
In the first 18 months, DeltaAfrik has mobilized approximately 320 personnel, of whom 60% are Nigerians. Plans and procedures for project delivery have been developed and the full suite of WorleyParsons EPCM delivery and management systems established. This will assist in the ongoing training and development of DeltaAfrik’s personnel as well as development of other Nigerian contractors as the project progresses.