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ExxonMobil Needs FPSO Integrity Inspection Services For Erha Field

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (Contractor of the NNPC/EEPNL Production Sharing Contract)

Tender Opportunity: Provision of FPSO System Integrity Inspection Services


Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), contractor NNPG/EEPNL Production Sharing Contract plans to engage services of competent Contractors for the provision FPSO System Integrity Inspection Services on its Erha FPSO within the NNPC OML 133 acreage for an anticipated contract term of term of two (2) years with one (1) year optional renewal period. Contract is expected to commence in year 2013.

Closing Date: February 20, 2013. Only tenderers who are registered with the Other Inspection Services (3.07.98) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services (3.07.01) NJQS Product/Categories as atWednesday, 20th February, 2013 being the advert close date shall be invited to submit Technical bids.


Contractor is required to provide integrity inspection of all FPSO and SPM buoy topside process/utility equipment and facilities, hull shell, tanks, hull internals, and hull primary structures. The service shall include but not limited to:

• Provision of Personnel: Contractor shall provide multi-disciplined, qualified and certified inspection personnel including rope access technicians to perform integrity inspections. The lead inspectors shall be certified to API 510 and API 570 or their equivalents. The rope access team lead shall be certified to IRATA Level or its equivalent. NOE technicians shall be certified to Level 2 for the actual method according to ISO 9712 or EN 473 as implemented by ASNT, CSWIP, PCN, NORDTEST. or an equivalent recognized qualification scheme. NDE technicians shall be rope access certified to IRATA level 2 or its equivalent. Coating inspectors shall be certified NACE CIP Level 2. The Onshore Personnel responsible for the performance (procedures, etc ) of NDE shall be certified to Level 3 for the actual method according to ISO 9712 or EN 473 as implemented by ASNT CSWIP, PCN, NORDTEST, or an equivalent recognized qualification scheme

• Provision of Visual Inspection Services: Contractor shall perform general visual inspection (GVI), Close Visual Inspection (CVI) and Remote visual inspection (RVI)

• Provision of Routine Nondestructive Examination (NOB) Services – Including Conventional and Shearwave UT, Eddy Current Inspection, Magnetic / Liquid Penetrant Inspection, Boroscope (Fiber-Optic)

• Provision Of Specialized NOB Services – Including Digital Radiography, Guided Wave UT, Automated UT (AUT), Acoustic Emission Detection, Infrared / Terahertz Thermography, Fluorescent Dye Detection

• Surface Preparation Prior to Inspection

• Provision of Coating Inspection Services

• Provision of Equipment and Consumables

• Technical Support to Marine Class Survey

• Coordination of Inspection plan and all onshore and offshore inspection activities

• Management of inspection data and maintenance of data management tools

• Provision of Confined Space Entry (CSE)Activities

• Provision of Ad hoc Offshore Inspection Activities

• Provision of Quality Assurance I Quality control system and other system summary reports

• Other support services


A. To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested contractors are required to be prequalified in the Other Inspection Services (3.07.98) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services (3.07.01) categories of the NipeX Joint Qualification Scheme (NJQS) database. All successfully prequattfled suppliers In this category will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).

B. To determine if you are prequalified and view the product/service category you are listed for: visit www.nipexng.com and access NJQS with your log-in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product.

C. If you are not listed in this product/service category and you are registered with DPR to do business, contact NipeX office at 30 Oyinkan Abayomi Street, lkoyi, Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update

D. To initiate the JQS prequalification process, access www.nipexng.com to download an application form, make necessary payments, and contact the NipeX office for further action

E. To be eligible, all tenders must comply with the Nigerian Content requirements the NipeX system

Company is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOGICD Act) enacted by the federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.

As from the commencement of this Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian oil and gas industry shall be consistent with the level set in the Schedule to the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

NNPC/EEPNL PSC requires their Contractors to comply with the Act, its attached Schedule and any applicable regulation developed by the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board.

Nigerian Content (NC) in the Nigerian oil and gas industry is defined as:
“The quantum of composite value added to or created in the Nigerian economy by a a systematic development of capacity and capabilities through the deliberate utilization of Nigerian human, material resources and services in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.”

“Nigerian company” is a company formed and registered in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of Companies and Allied Matters Act with not less than 51% equity shares by Nigerians.

Bidders shall consider Nigerian content as an important element of their overall project development and management philosophy for project execution.

As part of their submissions, Tenderers shall:

i. Develop an NC Plan which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to comply with the requirements of the Act; and how to achieve the set target(s) in the Schedule of the NOGICD Act i.e. 60% Man-Hours for Non-Destructive Testing services. The plan must show utilization of Nigerian Labor. Services, Materials and Equipment for this service in order to achieve the requirements of the NOGICD Act.

ii. Provide a detailed description of its committed infrastructure (asset, equipment, technical office, and administrative space, storage, workshop, assembly area, repair, and maintenance, testing, laboratory, etc.) in Nigeria (offices, equipment etc.) to support this contract, evidence that 50% of all equipment deployed to work by multinational and international companies are owned by the Nigerian subsidiary.

iii. Demonstrate that entity is a Nigerian-registered company Provide details of s Ownership Structure. Submit certified  true copies of CAC forms CO2 & CO7) including memorandum & article of association. For foreign companies and multinational in alliance with a local company, submit evidence that the local company is an indigenous company and the binding agreement of the alliance duly signed by the CEOs of both parties.

iv. Provide evidence of specific training, certification program man-hour budget, skill development and technology transfer plan in place for its Nigerian personnel including list of relevant training and development for indigenous staff in the last 3 years.

v. Provide evidence (personnel list and positions with organizational charts to substantiate) of percentage of key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the Company total workforce (direct and in-direct employees> that are Nigerians

vi. Provide evidence of application for NIGERIAN CONTENT EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATE (NCEC) issued by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (in respect of any components, spares, equipment, systems and packages to be used on the project

Bidders’ failure to comply with the NOGICO Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content development will result in Bidder’s disqualification.


Only tenderers who are registered with the Other Inspection Services (3.07.98) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services (3.07.01) NJQS Product/Categories as at Wednesday, 20th February, 2013 being the advert close date shall be invited to submit Technical bids.


A. This advertisement shall neither be construed as an Invitation to Tender (ITT) nor a commitment on the part of EEPNL to award a contract to any supplier and/or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents.

B. This advertisement shall not entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from EEPNL and/or its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS.

C. All costs incurred in registering and prequalifying for this and other product/service categories in NJQS shall be borne solely by suppliers.

D. Suppliers that are prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS must ensure that the name and contact details (physical address, email address and telephone number) of their company and authorized/responsible personnel is up- to-date in their company profile in the NJQS database.

E. EEPNL shall communicate only with the authorized/responsible personnel of prequalified companies and not through unauthorized individuals or agents.

• Please visit the NipeX Portal at www.nipexng.com for this Advert and other Information

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