Lagos, Nigeria | – Aveon Offshore Limited, a Nigerian engineering and fabrication company, has been awarded a contract by National Oilwell Varco Nigeria for the fabrication of an offloading buoy as part of the package for the Egina OLT contract for Total Upstream Nigeria.
The contract, which was awarded in March 2014, for the fabrication of a 900 ton offloading buoy includes the fabrication of the 700 ton buoy hull, installation and integration of a 200 ton turret and the launching and pre-commissioning of the completed buoy.
Capital expenditure for the construction of a slipway for the launching of the buoy is also included in the contract.
“This contract enables Aveon to expand the breadth of its offering to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also demonstrates the confidence of our clients in our capacity and capability to deliver on schedule the components of this major project. We plan to exceed their expectations,” says Tein George, Chairman, Aveon Offshore Limited.
The project will be executed at Aveon Offshore’ s 240,000 sq m fabrication yard in Rumuolumeni near Port Harcourt and is expected to generate up to 250,000 man hours. The Sail Away of the buoy is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.