by Ben Ndubuwa………..
As President Mohammadu Buhari perform the flag off ceremony of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project, Oilserv Limited one of the nation’s leading EPC partners in the project will employ and absorb about 3,000 workers to complete the project.
Financial Energy Review learnt that Engr. Emeka Okwuosa. Chairman/Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oilserv will lead these workers including Engineers to complete a 303 kilometers part of the project in record time of 12 months and commisioned within 18 months.
Oilserv it is said is going to complete it’s own part of the project which runs from Ajaokuta to some kilometers after Abuja faster than the 24 month period expected by the Federal government for the completion of the project.
The 303 km part of the project will also involve running an inbuilt tracking sensor gas pipe of 40 inched diameter to ensure protection, safety and Maintenance on completion of the project.
Part of the safety and quality measures which Oilserv is said to have deployed for the project include the automated machines for the welding component of the project to ensure a good quality job and of international standard at the site of construction.
According to Oilserv all the engineering works on the project are done by certified Nigerians Engineers as this is part of the efforts to promote local content in the oil and gas sector.
The company said it’s going to ensure re-vegetation after the project to return the environment to it’s original form before the commencement of the project. So far the company is said to have maintained a good relationship with it’s host communities that had allowed the right of way for the laying of the gas pipe.