First Pipeline Pigging Factory Opens In Owerri


An indigenous firm,
B.G Technical Limited, has opened the first Pipeline, Pigs and Accessories Factory in West Africa.
The factory is expected to conserve and generate foreign exchange for Nigeria especially at this period of meagre oil revenue, as it would help provide quality products for the maintenance of pipelines so as to prolong life span and reduce cases of pipeline rupture as well as leakages.
With the factory commissioned, it will bring an end to the importation of pipeline pigging products, boost availability of quality products and help preserve foreign exchange earnings for both operators and the federal government.
The commissioning of the factory in Owerri, Imo State was performed by the Acting Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) who was represented by Tunde Adelana.
Adelana who is the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation at NCDMB, said the opening of the multi-billion Naira pipeline, pigs and accessories factory for the production of quality pigging pipeline products is yet another evidence and validation that the efforts of the board is paying off in real terms in the oil and gas industry.
He described the event as another attestation to the fact that Nigerians can develop the required industry capability once the enabling environment is in place and assured that the board will continue to support B.G Technical and other local companies in their efforts at acquiring additional capacities.
“The opening of the factory is indeed worthy of celebration. Looking back at the years of pre-NOGICD Act, investors like B.G Technical would probably not be able to compete in the area of pigging services due to the preponderance of foreign goods and services,” he said.