The construction stage of the Train 7 of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas is anticipated to provide over 10,000 jobs and “stimulate capacity building of local industries along the LNG value chain”, according to Tony Attah, CEO NLNG Ltd.
Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary National Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said “the expected job explosion from Train 7 is banked on the Nigerian Content Plan, which provides for 100% engineering of all non-cryogenic areas in-country”, adding that the “total in-country engineering man hours is set at 55%, which exceeds the minimum level stipulated in the NOGICD Act, in line with the NCDMB’s resolve to push beyond the boundary of limitations”
Attah and Wabote spoke during the signing off of the approved plan for Nigeria Content (NC) for NLNG’s Train 7 project which will ensure the delivery of value and benefits to the Nigerian economy.
The project, expected to receive financial sanction before the end of 2019, will add 8 Million Tonnnes Per Annum(8MMTPA) of Liquefied Natural Gas to the current capacity of 22MMTPA at the Bonny Plant in the east of the country.
NLNG is owned by four Shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), (49%), Shell Gas B.V. (25.6%), TOTAL Gaz Electricite Holdings France (15%), and ENI International N.A. N. V. S.àr. l (10.4%).