The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote recently performed the foundation laying of PE Energy Centre for Excellence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The facility which seats on a 10,800 square meters of land will provide services such as Valves assembling & Automation, HIPPS Assembly and Integration, Metering Skids Assembly and Calibration, Automation and Control Solutions, Process Solutions, Integrated Services including packaged substations & Control Panels.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Secretary commended PE Energy limited for their contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector and the growth of the Nigerian Content.
He further stated that the Center of Excellence will also assemble Early Production Facilities (EPF’s) and Mobile Production Units (MOPU’s) which are very essential in our country’s aspiration to increase oil and gas production.
According to him, “Instrumentation Control and Automation is a key area of interest to the Board and has a very wide application beyond the oil and gas industry. When completed and fully operational would be utilized as a Center of Excellence for Human Capacity Development in the area of Instrumentation Control and Automation”.
He also applauded the company for contributing to the resurgence of Trans Amadi as an industrial area where investors should move into for their businesses to thrive.
Wabote appreciated the International Operating Companies for their support in the successful implementation of Nigerian Content and encouraged them and other Oil and Gas service providers to see investments as a means of cost reduction and enhancement of the reliability and availability of their production facilities.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, PE Energy Limited, Engr. Daere Akobo commended NCDMB for its strategic implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act 2010, noting that PE Energy limited is a Nigerian wholly owned establishment.
He sought for more support from other international oil and servicing companies in the development of the facility so it would become a hub for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).