JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the offshore energy industry, has expanded its footprint by establishing a new service and maintenance facility in Port Harcourt and Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Royal Niger Emerging Technologies. In the agreement, which also establishes a long-term trade partnership, the Global Service division of JDR is providing local content to the West African oil and gas market with Nigeria as its first location for services in the region.
Building on a successful presence in West Africa
JDR specialises in the design and production of steel and thermoplastic subsea production umbilicals, subsea power cables and intervention workover control systems (IWOCS), as well as having a team of highly technical on and offshore service support. The company offers support for pre-commissioning, inspection, maintenance and repair, both onshore and offshore.
JDR’s presence in West Africa has been steadily successful. Recently they delivered a hybrid steel umbilical to the ABO 12 field, and have since invested in a technical test and repair container for umbilicals and reeler management. In addition, they have deployed equipment and skilled personnel for on and offshore support services in that region.
Charlie Backhouse, Global Services Director at JDR, commented: “We intend to be the supplier of choice in West Africa for JDR’s breadth of product and service. Our relationship with Royal Niger has enabled us to accelerate this strategic vision and we are very proud to be working alongside them.”
Ivan Paoli, Executive Director for Royal Niger was keen to express confidence in JDR’s strategy for the region: “Royal Niger has faith in JDR’s long-term strategy for West Africa. The clear winner will always be the client who can assure themselves of fast, quality and effective service even in the most remote fields in the region, with a complement of local and expatriate personnel.”
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn