The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, will today in Abuja sign the Nigerian Content Plan (NCP) for NLNG’s Train 7 project, estimated to cost $1 billion.
Executive secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote and the managing director of NLNG, Engr. Tony Attah met at the board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday where they finalised arrangements for the signing ceremony.
The Train 7 project is expected to ramp up NLNG’s production capacity by 35 per cent from 22 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) to 30 MTPA. The Nigerian Content Plan sets out the work scopes to be executed in country in each project, based on the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act and existing capacities.
The document would form the operating guide for project execution and monitoring. It would also aid the maximisation of Nigerian content deliverables in the project, by giving first consideration to indigenous goods, services and human resources, as well as opportunities to Nigerian companies.
Under the Nigerian Content Plan for Train 7, the NCDMB introduced a provision that would ensure that a lead EPC bidder that has built capacity in-country is not disadvantaged with regards to cost.
The overall scope of work on the Train 7 project includes in country and out of country work. They are “design, engineering, procurement, expediting, transportation, management, construction, installation, pre-commissioning and start up support and acceptance testing of an expansion to the existing NLNG facility.”