Catobi Commissions Ultra-Modern Valves Assembling Facility In Nigeria

The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote has recently in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria commissioned the ultra-modern valves assembling facility established by Catobi Nigeria Enterprises Limited.

While applauding Catobi Nigeria Enterprises Limited for contributing to the attainment of the Board’s 10-year strategic roadmap, Wabote noted the upgrade of the facility will strengthen the valve assembly operations in-country, maintenance and instrumentation services. He disclosed that the valve assembly plant now possesses the capacity to handle shut-off and control valve testing, test pressure safety bunker operations, valve assembling, and disassembling.

“Catobi Nigeria Enterprise Ltd is a superb example of what a Nigerian oil and gas service company can grow into over a period of time in demonstration of the resilience of the Nigerian enterprise,” Engr. Wabote, Executive Secretary of NCDMB, added.

He called on the other service companies to emulate the company to invest in manufacturing and promote development of services that the will benefit the Nigerian economy.

Chairman, Catobi Nigeria Enterprise Ltd, Dr. OkeyUkaegbu appreciated the support he had received from the industry through the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010. He mentioned with the new valve assembling plant, the company will be able to serve other sectors of the economy.

According to Ukaegbu, “the plant is a great opportunity to showcase a Nigeria company’s capacity and we are poised to continue to meet the industry needs and demands with timely delivery and at the right cost.”

In his remarks, the Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigerian (PETAN), Mr. Nicolas Odinuwe asked industry operators to give the opportunity to members of the association as they possessed capacities and capabilities to deliver. He said, we have the best equipment, and if there is no opportunity you cannot build competence.”

The event was attended by some members of NCDMB’s management, representatives of the international oil companies (IOCs), representatives of service companies, PETAN executive, and other oil and gas industry stakeholders.

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