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Onne fuel facility attains safety milestone

22 June 2015, 12:39

Lagos - General Electric (GE), the United States headquartered firm, has recorded a milestone in its oil and gas facility in Onne, Rivers State.

In the last ten years of operations, GE has not had any incidents at its Onne facility resulting in lost work time for any of the technicians, engineers or other personnel working in the facility.

President and CEO of GE Nigeria, Dr Lazarus Angbazo, said this achievement was due to GE’s outstanding Environmental Health and Safety standards and all the employees in Onne that make quality and safety an integral part of how they operate on a daily basis.

Angbazo said the safety record at the Onne facility underscored GE’s commitment to localisation, continued investment in the Nigerian economy and the creation of jobs for Nigerians.

He said GE will continue to improve service capabilities in Onne through constant training and retraining of the engineers and technicians.

In recognition of this achievement, GE received a “Meritorious Safety Performance Award”, which is an award that Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) awards to its partners that prioritize safety in their operations.

SPEPCO’s Head of Subsea Intervention, Awwal Abubakar, who spoke at a brief ceremony in Onne commended GE’s remarkable safety standards which he said aligns with Shell’s corporate policy of “Safety First”.

“In Bonga field today we have 40 GE trees producing oil safely and successfully and it all started from the GE Onne facility,” said Abubakar.

Also read: US firm makes progress at Rivers oil facility

He also commented on GE’s high quality standards and the growth in Nigerian personnel at the Onne facility over the past few years.

Operating since 2002, GE’s purpose-built facility in Onne is the first quayside facility of its calibre in Nigeria.

It is seen as the cornerstone of its commitment to Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

With continually expanding capabilities, the site provides complete assembly, testing and life cycle service for subsea tree systems, subsea control modules, specialty connectors and pipe.

It also includes a dedicated on-site training centre and offers broad business development opportunities for local suppliers.

- CAJ News

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