The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, NLNG, announced that SCD Joint Venture, JV, Consortium, comprising Saipem of Italy, Japan’s Chiyoda and Daewoo of South Korea, has emerged the preferred bidder for its Liquefied Natural Gas Train 7 project.
The announcement was made by the Managing Director of the Nigeria LNG, Mr. Tony Attah, at the Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony in Abuja.
He noted that with the presentation of the Letter of Intent to the SCD JV Consortium, the group had been awarded the contract to undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction, EPC, for the Train 7 project
He said, “Those in the service industry are not left out with the target to assemble over 70 percent of all non-cryogenic pumps and control valves in-country. Other spin-off opportunities include logistics, equipment leasing, insurance, hotels, office supplies, aviation, haulage, and many more. “The target job numbers are very exciting. At its peak, the project will provide over 40,000 direct jobs and over 100,000 indirect and induced employment of over 100,000 workers. “Beyond the project, there is also huge scope for local businesses to build capabilities in the maintenance of LNG plants especially in the area of cryogenics.