NCDMB Lauds Indigenous Firms For In-country Capacities


Executive secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote has commended the numerous investments made by indigenous companies in towards building local capacities saying it will help the country achieve its local content target.

Speaking at the unveiling of Global Process and Pipeline Services Ltd, GPPS, Operational Base and Corporate Head Office in Port Harcourt, Wabote said he is always elated when invited to that type of event because it shows that Nigerian businesses are taking up the challenge to grow their outfits and thereby contribute to in-country capacities and capabilities.

“Within the last few months I have attended the commissioning of a sub-surface research and laboratory center, a supply vessel, a security vessel, and a safety training center. There are also several completed training activities targeted at Human Capacity Development. It is always a delight to attend such events and I look forward to more invitations” the ES said.

According to him, Global Process and Pipeline Services Limited dream that started in 2002 from humble beginnings has grown to what we are seeing today. It is now a name to reckon with in pipeline cleaning, de-oiling, hydro-testing, pipeline de-watering, drying and nitrogen services to the oil, gas and power industry.

GPPS, he noted is also involved in pressure pumping, nitrogen pumping, fluid pump support, lube oil flushing and high pressure water jetting and blasting services.

“Over the years, the company have built its reputation on professionalism and quality service delivery in the oil and gas sector, without compromising safety and quality standards and have also continued to provide value, reliable, and technical effective solutions to their ever-increasing clientele base.

Today, we are here for the official opening of your Operational Base and Corporate Head Office which currently has one of the largest in-country pumping, process and pipeline services’ equipment fleet, capacity and competency with uncommon focus within this product service line in Nigeria.

For the new office complex I am optimistic that it will further enhance GPPS operational efficiency for a superior service quality delivery in line with the industry standards and best practices”, he remarked.

Wabote said the Board is proud to identify with GPPS for the establishment of this company to provide world class services to the oil and gas sector without compromising standards and safety, adding that this tallies with the Boards 10-year strategic roadmap aimed at increasing the level of Nigerian Content in the oil and gas sector to 70 per cent by 2027.

Speaking further he noted that, “Under the visionary leadership of the Managing Director Engr. Obi Uzu, Global Process and Pipeline Services Limited continues to contribute significantly to the growth of the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector while constantly exceeding her clients’ expectations without compromising on safety, reliability and integrity in all her operations.

As we celebrate with the management and staff of GPPS Limited, I also want to appreciate the IOCs for their support in successful implementation of Nigerian Content and encourage them and other Oil and Gas service providers to remain resolute and have continuous faith in the ability of local companies to deliver”.

Wabote therefore urged other oil and gas service providers to emulate GPPS in their focus and dedication, stating, “Just like local content, growth is not a quick dash but something that needs to be worked on steadily till full rewards are realized” he said.

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