Kaztec signs first major Shell contract to restructure the TNP

KAZTEC Engineering Limited (KEL), a leading indigenous EPIC-M company concluded the formal signing of Package 1 of the EPC Trans-Nigeria Pipeline Loopline Project for Shell National Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria (SNEPCO), on the 3rd of July, 2013. This is the first major project to be executed by Kaztec Engineering Limited for Shell. The event took place at the SPDC Office, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with high-powered delegations from both parties in attendance.

The objective of the project is to construct a 3-inch, 58-kilometre loopline from the Ogale manifold to Bonny Terminal, in the South-South region of Nigeria. SNEPCO had been experiencing challenges with the current Trans-Niger Project. Seen by SNEPCO and National Petroleum Investment Management Service, (NAPIMS), to be an emergency project, it was divided into 3 packages. Kaztec Engineering is to undertake Package 1, having been chosen on the strength of its recent track record in the oil and gas sector.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kaztec Engineering Ltd, Ikechukwu Okpala, assured SNEPCO of KEL`s delivery on time and quality, promising them that they would get a taste of the “KAZTEC Magic”.

The signing of the contract was done by the General Manager,  Offshore and Shallow Water Projects, SNEPCO, in the person of Mr Toyin Olagunju, and the Executive Chairman, KEL, Sir Emeka Offor,and witnessed by Chioma Ogunuka, Contracting and Procurement Lead Pipeline Projects of SNEPCO, and the COO of KEL, Ikechukwu Okpala.

At the conclusion of the signing ceremony, the General Manager, SNEPCO, Toyin Olagunju, remarked that he looked forward to the successful completion of the project. He called for world-class performance on all aspects of the project, with particular attention on Safety and Environment. He advocated for zero-incident execution of the project.

Speaking in closing, the Executive Chairman of Kaztec Engineering Ltd, Sir Emeka Offor, declared that SNEPCO can be rest assured of KEL`s commitment to deliver on, and even surpass all expectations of the project. He said he was glad to join the Shell family, and looked forward to a productive partnership in the years to come.

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