Chevron Nigeria Limited has measure its commitment to Nigerian Content Development very high by boosting Nigeria’s ideals of economic and social development.
Over the years, the company said it has continued to add value and has partnered with Nigeria as it commits itself to the vision of being the global energy company most praise for its people, collaboration and performance.
The Company play a vital role in the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), working hand in hand with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.
Chevron has a four point approach to NCD, which motitvate by the commitment to ensuring Nigerian entrepreneurs (both at the community and state levels) acquire the right ability and potential to take part in business opportunities with their peers at national and international levels.
The approach comprises: selection of qualified local contractors; facilitation of partnerships and union between native companies and foreign organization; capacity building; and development of local ability,” it said.
The Chairman/Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Jeff Ewing, disclose that the company’s stand on NCD thus: “At Chevron Nigeria Limited, we reveal our commitment to the socio-economic development of Nigeria by building mutually-useful collaboration, and supporting the strategy of government on Nigerian Content Development.
We have helped in constructing the capacities of many Nigerian businesses by granting solid scopes of our major capital projects to Nigerian companies.
Chevron is also assisting to build the Nigerian economy by donating to the development of communities in the areas of our business. We do this, not just because it is required by the law, but because it is the right thing to do.”
The various areas in which Chevron implements the NOGICD Act in Nigeria include human capacity development, facility fabrication, construction and installations.
On human development, Chevron conclude construction training for 161 Nigerians on welding, fabrication and craft at Nigerdock facility, Snake Island, Lagos for its Sonam Development Project.
Also on the Agbami Phase 3 Development Project, Chevron finance four Nigerian engineers for subsea engineering training in France in partnership with NCDMB and Technip Offshore Nigeria Limited.
The training also included two visits to production plants in France and Norway.
Chevron is have started training six young Nigerian Engineers in subsea engineering at FMC Technologies facility, Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) Onne, Rivers State.
In addition, Chevron sponsor five Nigerian Engineering graduates and also completed subsea training at Marine Platforms Limited in Port Harcourt.
One of the trainees was given full-time employment with Marine Platforms Limited (MPL) as a Marine Cadet.
Chevron Finance the convention by FMC Technologies the first assembled-in-Nigeria Subsea Horizontal Xmas Tree and the fabrication in Nigeria of Agbami manufacture, open for the Agbami Phase 3 Project by FMC Technologies/Aveon Offshore Nigeria Limited.