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African FPSOs

LADOL from the air. ultimately, it wants to be a fabricator.

Nigeria is eying an

Photos from LADOL

The organization, backed by private, opportunity to integrate

Nigerian investors, has spent US$300 integration project was on Total’s CLOV million on new fabrication facilities FPSO, which came on stream last year ? oating production units and is already working on Total’s Egina (OE: July 2015). on home turf,

FPSO contract, under a joint venture In both countries, local content with Samsung Heavy Industries, fabri- requirements have been a strong driver potentially even building cating modules due to be integrated onto towards increasing FPSO fabrication them from scratch. Elaine the vessel before it is deployed offshore work. “The local content act was

Nigeria. passed in 2010. One of the things made

Maslin found out more.

Is the idea that far-fetched? Angola obligatory through the new law was has been trying to achieve the same onshore FPSO fabrication and integra- aim. The country, also home to a string tion in Nigeria,” says Dr. Amy Jadesimi, est Africa is one of the of deepwater FPSO developments, managing director, LADOL. “This is world’s ? oating production recently saw the FPSO N’Goma berth something Nigeria has been trying to do

W hot spots. Already home to at its Porto Amboim Estaleiros for decades, because it is such a large ? eet of operating ? oating pro- Navais yard (Paenal yard) at a game changer. If you can- duction, storage and of? oading vessels Port Amboim. The vessel, al- not accommodate something (FPSOs), more are on the way, with deep- ready an FPSO, which was be- like this [FPSO fabrication] in water projects planned by Total, Chevron, ing converted to work on Block Nigeria, it is always going to be

ExxonMobil, Eni and others. 15/06 offshore Angola, had hard to get local content above

The growth in the ? oating production two modules fabricated and 10%.” market both off Nigeria and neighbor- then integrated at Paenal. Ma- What’s more, while Nigeria ing countries’ coasts has not been lost jor upgrade work to the hull, has had an oil and gas indus-

Dr. Amy Jadesimi on both investors and regulators in the turret and integration of new try for 50 years, the only other country. and refurbished topsides was done in signi? cant yard in country is Saipem’s

Nigeria’s Lagos Deep Offshore Logis- Singapore. Paenal was opened in 2008, at Port Harcourt. tics base (LADOL) is eying the FPSO as a joint venture between national oil Samsung started working with LAD- vessel construction market. It wants company Sonagol and SBM Offshore OL in 2011. The partnership, LADOL to ? rst perform vessel integration, but (OE: October 2014). Paenal’s ? rst FPSO hopes, will help introduce and embed

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