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Energy Mix Report and The Nation Cover Kaztec Progress on Addax Platform

Energy Mix Report has published the article, "Kaztec makes progress on Addax's Antan platform, NNPC promises support for local content." Antan field is owned and operated by Sinopec Addax Petroleum Limited, and the work on the platform is being done at Kaztec Engineering's Snake Island fabrication yard in Lagos.  See photos here.  The Nation also reported on the story under the headline, "Kaztec advances work on Addax’s Antan platform, jacket." Work carried out by Kaztec Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of Chrome Group, has reached an advanced stage on the construction of the platform and jacket for oil production from Antan field, owned and operated by Sinopec Addax Petroleum Limited, at its Snake Island fabrication yard in Lagos, The Nation reports. Antan oil field is in water depth of about 40 metres and located in oil mining lease (OML) 123 holding ...


Nigerian Billionaire Emeka Offor Donates $1.25M To Rotary International

The following article, written by Oyeniyi Adegoke, was published on June 25, 2014 in Ventures Africa. To view the original, please click here.  Nigerian Billionaire Emeka Offor Donates $1.25M To Rotary International VENTURES AFRICA – Nigerian billionaire Sir. Emeka Offor, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian oil and gas firm, Chrome Group, has donated an additional $1 million to a Rotary International polio eradication program, PolioPlus, following an initial $250,000 gesture. According to Vanguard, Offor made the announcement on Sunday at the ongoing 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. “…polio should have no place in our world. Therefore, today I am giving an additional $1 million to PolioPlus,” he said. Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only remaining polio affected areas in the world. “Considerable effort is being made to eradicate polio in Nigeria, but at times progress is slow. ...


Construction Review: Kaztec Engineering completes phase one of Nigeria’s oil, gas project

The following story was orignally published by Construction Review on June 12, 2014. To view the original story, click here.  Kaztec Engineering completes phase one of Nigeria’s oil, gas project Jun 12, 2014 Kaztec Engineering, a subsidiary of Chrome Group, has completed phase one of its Engineering Procurement and Completion (EPC) integrated oil and gas project located on Snake Island in Lagos and plans to begin phase two in July. The project contains fabrication yard, oil and gas training centre, pipe mill, pipe coating, and a dry-dock base, as well as a power plant and will create job opportunities for Nigerians. Speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas recently, Chrome Group’s Head Communications and Business Development, Dr Edwin Ndukwe, confirmed that Kaztec is a 100 % indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Commission and Management Company (EPCICM), servicing all ...


No letting up fight to end polio

This article by Raheem Oluwafunminiyi was originally published in News Africa Now. To see the original article, click here.  No letting up fight to end polio At a time the Ebola virus is fast spreading to other climes, with a recent case detected in Texas, it is apparent that Ebola is now a global disease. With over 3000 death recorded in West Africa alone, and as the number grows daily, there is the need for all to pull the necessary resources together in the eradication and spread of Ebola. While global effort against Ebola continues, we must not forget that though no viable vaccine has been fully certified by global health bodies, the disease is controllable through what Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls “rapid, focused interventions”. The Ebola success story in Nigeria is worthy ...


Nigeria: Overcoming Obstacles to Eradicate Polio - Philanthro-Capitalist Sir Emeka Offor Leads the Way

This article by Edwin Ndukwe was originally published in allAfrica.com on October 30, 2014. To see the original story, click here.  Nigeria: Overcoming Obstacles to Eradicate Polio - Philanthro-Capitalist Sir Emeka Offor Leads the Way Africans in their unique cultural tradition are endowed with rich social capital. Therefore, the welfare of each child in any community is inherently the responsibility of all, which gives credence to the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child". In the world of business, that same spirit of communal support extends into our modern appreciation of corporate social responsibility, more aptly identified as social sustainability and philanthropy. Philanthropy, whether internally generated or from external sources, is not a novel concept within the domain of the rich and wealthy. It is a principle that has addressed the fundamental challenges of our societies beyond the ...


Educating Africa: Sir Emeka Offor Steps up to the Plate

By Doug Stone, Books for Africa A new business model is emerging in Africa and it has the potential to benefit millions of underserved people around the far reaches of the continent. The model embraces corporate social responsibility and involves business leaders giving back to the places where they built and acquired their wealth. These private benefactors are now also collaborating with NGOs and governments to advance core development needs and goals. No better example exists than Sir Emeka Offor, a leading Nigerian businessman, who since 2011 has donated $950,000 to Books For Africa (BFA) to ship 1.7 million books and computers valued at over $18 million to children and students in 19 African countries, including his own home country Nigeria. What is unique about Sir Emeka’s generosity beyond the size of the donation, is that his support will help ...