Unlike Angola, country still does not manufacture umbilicals
JDR, supplier of subsea cables and umbilicals, has announced a partnership agreement with Proserv Instrumentation Nigeria Ltd.
Under the strategic alliance, JDR will establish a service and maintenance base in Proserv’s operations facility in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Together, the two European companies will offer combined subsea solutions and local content support to the West African market. JDR’s offering will include maintenance and offshore installation services, product termination and testing and technical training.
“This alliance will enable JDR to increase local content support for projects in Nigeria and the wider region”, says Carl Pilmer, sales director for oil and gas at JDR. We’re proud to work alongside Proserv to better service our clients with integrated solutions and develop the local skills needed to execute projects. Almost every project in the deepwater basins off West Africa includes a JDR-supplied umbilical and this partnership marks the next step in our strategic plan to offer our customers high quality, reliable products and services on a global scale.”
Olu Phillips is Proserv’s country manager based in Lagos, while Tai Fadipe-Davids is JDR’s business development manager, appointed in 2016 to JDR’s strategic sales and marketing activities in the region.JDR has supplied intervention, workover control systems (IWOCS) to major developments including Egina, Kaombo and Moho Nord in Nigeria, Angola and Congo respectively. It also delivered a hybrid steel umbilical to the ABO 12 field offshore Nigeria, and has since invested in a technical test and repair container for umbilical and reeler management, but there is no in country manufacturing of umbilicals in Nigeria, unlike Angola .