Executive Director and General Manager (Public and Government Affairs), MPN, Mrs Gloria Essien-Danner said in a statement that the platforms would help to develop new offshore oil resources.
It said that MPN would be the operator of the platform, a joint venture with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Essien-Danner said that the platforms would soon leave the Nigerdock and Dorman Long Engineering fabrication yards in Lagos for the Abang, Oyot, and Itut oil fields located in Oil Mining Leases (OML) 67 and 70, offshore Nigeria.
She said that the platforms were major achievements for national content, stressing that they were the largest fabrication contracts handled locally by Nigerian companies for the NNPC/MPN joint venture.
According to the statement, the Nigerian content program of the Project included the development of the local engineering workforce and increasing the capability as well as capacity of local fabricators.
Essien-Donner said that the joint venture recognised the long-term value and importance of Nigerian content development to sustain the growth of Nigeria.
“The venture is working proactively to achieve and exceed the Federal Government’s target on Nigerian content development.
“We believe that this will reduce costs and ensure the long-term availability and viability of in-country goods and services,’’ the statement added.
It said that more than 4.3 million man-hours were invested in the project without any lost time injuries. (NAN)
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