- Aveon Offshore Links 1,000 Jobs to Local Content
Aveon Offshore Limited, an engineering and fabrication services company in the oil and gas industry, said the local content law had enabled it to employ and train over 1,000 Nigerians.
The Chairman, Aveon Offshore Limited, Mr. Tein George, stated this during the visit of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Mr. Simbi Wabote, to the company’s facility in Port Harcourt, according to a statement.
Wabote was quoted as saying, “It has been an impressive story; all the international oil companies Aveon has worked for have given positive feedback on Aveon Offshore, even the major contractors that sub-contract jobs to them, such as Saipem, have also commended the activities of Aveon Offshore.
“We are seeing a company that has thought through the entire process in terms of health, safety and environment; in terms of quality and are committed to it. This is one fabrication yard that we think is doing very well; it is wholly indigenous and fully established in the Niger Delta, creating employment for Nigerians and supporting the oil and gas industry.”
The visit, the statement said, included a tour of the 300,000sqm fabrication yard where the visitors saw some of the key assets such as the cranes, new paint workshops and duplex workshop.
It said the NCDMB team also saw some of the ongoing projects such as the Egina Buoy, the Egina SPS manifolds and jumpers as well as the slipway under construction for the launching of the Egina Buoy.
George, who thanked the NCDMB and the IOCs representatives for their visit, acknowledged the support of key industry players such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Shell, Total, Chevron and ExxonMobil to Aveon Offshore over the last 10 years.
He expressed the company’s determination to continue to invest and contribute to the development of the country.
George commended the NCDMB for the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, saying it had made it possible for local companies such as Aveon to grow and prove their capabilities in delivering quality services in the nation’s oil and gas industry.
“As a result of the empowerment arising from the Act, Aveon has been able to employ over 1,000 Nigerians; trained and developed them to deliver services to international standards,” he said.
According to the statement, Aveon Offshore Limited is a wholly-owned Nigerian company established in 1999 to provide engineering, procurement, construction and fabrication services primarily to the oil and gas industry in the West African sub-region.