NIGERIA – Australian engineering group Worley has been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project.
The project is being promoted by the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) of Morocco and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of Nigeria.
The NMGP pipeline is expected to traverse 13 countries and will help to boost local industries and economies by delivering a reliable and sustainable energy source.
When completed, the over 7,000 km long gas pipeline will link Nigeria with Morocco, cross 11 west African countries and extend to Europe being the longest.
It will be the longest offshore pipeline in the world and the second-longest pipeline overall, supporting industrial development and creating employment opportunities.
Additionally, the pipeline will provide a new avenue for countries along the route to export their gas to their neighboring countries and Europe.
The overall FEED services will be managed by Intecsea BV, Worley`s offshore engineering consultancy business in The Hague, the Netherlands.
It includes the development of the project implementation framework and supervision of the engineering survey.
The onshore FEED scope, the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and Land Acquisition Studies (LAS) will be delivered by Worley`s team in London, UK.
The project will also be supported by Worley`s network of offices in Africa, and its global integrated delivery team in Hyderabad, India.
Advisian, Worley`s global consulting business, will explore the acceleration of electrification and the feasibility of energy self-sufficiency in the region.
The UK and Madrid offices will set out the potential to use renewable energy resources to power the pipeline and reduce the project’s carbon footprint.
“Being part of a project that not only looks towards sustainability but also contributes to boosting the regional economy and supports the development of local communities is an incredible opportunity,” said Ping Liu, Managing Director, Intecsea BV.
“The NMGP is a project that reflects our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world. We look forward to working with ONHYM and NNPC as we journey into a new chapter for West Africa.”
The gas pipeline project is in line with Africa’s mission to shift to sustainable use of energy and a move towards zero-emission of CO2.
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