Leading provider of multi-discipline engineering, project management and project services to the international energy industry, Project Development International (PDi) has secured a £1.5million contract with Nigerian oil service company Marine Platforms Limited (MPL), to provide technical support to the Chevron Agbami Phase 3 transport, installation and pre-commissioning project.
Due for completion in early Q2 2016, MPL has appointed PDi to support with onshore and offshore installation engineering activities in the Agbami Field, Nigeria’s largest deepwater development, located in central Niger Delta, west coast of Nigeria.
The agreement involves PDi working alongside the MPL engineering team in their Lagos office to provide both project and structural engineering services, as well as installation analysis and offshore support. PDi will also provide specialist support in pre-commissioning, survey, geotechnical and procurement when required.
Commenting on the project, Mark Gillespie, managing director at PDi said: “We’re delighted to be strengthening our long standing relationship with MPL on this challenging project. Continuing our successful support of MPL in Nigeria and delivery of expert engineering services on international projects of this significance is clear testament to the team’s global capabilities.
“On this project PDi will provide a dedicated project engineering team in MPL’s office in Lagos who will work on a rotational basis with the indigenous MPL engineering team and be supported by project management and discipline engineering teams in the UK. The Lagos team will include individuals with Structural Engineering and Installation Analysis capability.”
PDi has worked with MPL for more than five years on numerous international engineering workscopes, supporting and delivering on projects including Agbami Jumper Installation, Bonga Jumper Installation and BOOR Recovery.
Taofik Adegbite, CEO AT MPL said: “We have established a strong working relationship with PDi and value the dedicated teams, engineering support and track record here in Nigeria. At MPL we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and strive to exceed the expectations of our clients through integrity, maintaining a very strict safety culture and quality service delivery, standards we know are shared with the team at PDi.”
MPL has chartered the Polar Onyx and hired other project equipment to execute the offshore installation activities, with PDi providing the onshore and offshore installation engineering support.
“We are still operating in a very challenging global market, but by combining expertise and understanding where there are opportunities to collaborate on projects of this nature, we are succeeding in progressing our biggest asset – our highly skilled and knowledgeable team of engineers” concluded Mr Gillespie.