PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA, July 3, 2013 - Kaztec Engineering Ltd., (www.kaztec-eng.com), a leading indigenous engineering, procurement and construction management (EPIC-M) company today announced it has concluded the formal signing of the contract for Package 1 of the EPC Trans-Niger Pipeline Loopline Project for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). This is the first major project to be executed by Kaztec Engineering Ltd. for Shell. The event took place at the SPDC Office, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with high-powered delegations from both parties in attendance.

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Kaztec is a subsidiary of the Chrome Group (www.thechromegroup.net), a leading West African oil and gas conglomerate.  

The objective of the project is to construct a 30-inch, 12.5-kilometre loopline from the Ogale manifold to TP 1, in Rivers State, Nigeria. The EPC Trans-Niger Pipeline Loopline  project as divided into three packages, I, II and III. Kaztec Engineering won the contract for Package 1, having been chosen on the strength of its recent track record in the oil and gas sector.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kaztec Engineering Ltd, Ikechukwu Okpala, assured Shell of Kaztec`s delivery on time and quality, promising them that they would get a taste of the “Kaztec Magic”.

The signing of the contract was done by the General Manager, Offshore and Shallow Water Projects, SPDC, Mr Toyin Olagunju, and Chioma Ogunuka, Contracting and Procurement Lead Pipeline Projects, on behalf of SPDC, and the Executive Chairman, Kaztec Engineering Ltd., Sir Emeka Offor, and the COO of KEL, Ikechukwu Okpala, for Kaztec.

At the conclusion of the signing ceremony, the General Manager, SPDC, Toyin Olagunju, remarked that he looked forward to the successful completion of the project. He called for a world-class performance on all aspects of the project, with particular attention to safety and environment. He advocated for zero-incident execution of the project.

Speaking in closing, the Executive Chairman of Kaztec Engineering Ltd., Sir Emeka Offor, declared that Shell can rest assured of KEL`s commitment to deliver and even surpass all expectations of the project. He said he was glad to join the Shell family, and looked forward to a productive partnership with Shell in the years to come.

The Chrome Group, founded in 1994 by Sir Emeka Offor, is one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous multinational businesses with subsidiaries operating in oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas servicing, engineering, insurance, logistics and power industries.  

About Kaztec Engineering Limited

Kaztec Engineering Limited is fast becoming a leader in the fabrication of drilling and production platforms, as well as other specialized structures in the oil and gas industry. The company is equipped to provide turnkey onshore and offshore fabrication and installation services. Its core capabilities include engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities for the oil and gas industry in West Africa. Kaztec values cultural individuality, a work ethic bound by quality, employee safety, and a strong focus on its clientele. Kaztec’s corporate headquarters is in Abuja, Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of the Chrome Group, one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous conglomerates with companies operating in oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas servicing, engineering, insurance, logistics and power industries.