Nigerian AGIP Oil Company’s gas plant

Company: Saipem S.p.ANigerian_Agip_Oil

Project: Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s Gas Plant Onshore-Obiafu/Obrikom


Tratos & Saipem S.p.A cooperation

Tratos  has supplied Saipem S.p.A , an international turnkey contractor in the oil and gas industry – with instrumentation and low voltage power cables for installation at the Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s on shore Gas Plant in Obiafu/Obrikom and nearby Flow Station in Irri as part of an upgrade to the facilities.

Tratos Cavi has been producing cables for use in the oil and gas industry throughout its 40 year history and has worked closely with Saipem on many projects in the industry.  The company is highly regarded for quality design and manufacturing, with cables tested to all appropriate standards.
Tratos’ product range includes single and multi conductor High Temperature, Fire Resistant (including the FireSafe range), Low Smoke & Fume, Rubber, Energy Cables from Low Voltages up to 360 kV.

Did you know?

Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben Gas Pipeline, also called the OB3 Pipeline or the East-West Pipeline, is a proposed natural gas pipeline, running from the Obiafu-Obrikom gas plant to the Oben node in Nigeria.

The pipeline would run from the Obiafu-Obrikom gas plant near Omuku, Rivers state, to the Oben node, Edo state, Nigeria.

The 48-inch, 127-kilometer, Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben (OB3) Gas Pipeline is being built by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It was mentioned in December 2016 as being 80% completed, but in December 2017 an NNPC executive said it would be finished by Q4 2018. 

In August 2018 it was reported that rain and flooding had delayed construction of the pipeline, and that the new expected date of completion was Q1 or Q2 of 2019.  In May of 2019, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv Group, Emeka Okwuosa, said that the company will complete its part of the Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben (OB3) gas pipeline by September of 2019. 

In March 2020, the Nigerian Gas Transmission Company stated that completion had been pushed back further, to Q1 2021, due to a variety of problems. The original construction contractor, the Nigerian firm Nestoil, had been technically incapable of building the portion of the pipeline running under the Niger River, trying and failing five times in 2018–19. Thus, NGTC switched contractors, choosing the Chinese firm China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation (a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation), to finish the job. However, because of COVID, CPPEC had been unable to move the necessary construction materials from Lagos port. 

As of October 2020, construction completion was reported as imminent. 

Tratos is very pleased to contribute toward achieving Goal 7 of the UN Global Goals to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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