Trelleborg Highlights Local Content Development with Event in Nigeria
Trelleborg’s offshore operation, along with its partner SDH Integrated Services, hosted its first local content event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The purpose of this was to highlight how Trelleborg is complying with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010 by training and hiring local talent in Nigeria to manufacture its range of innovative offshore solutions.
The successful event was attended by approximately 150 influential people including decision makers from the local area in Port Harcourt, members of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), and executives from leading international oil companies invested in the region.
Event attendees were greeted by Mr. Morrison Fiddi, Chairman SDH, Mr. Akintunde Adelana, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Mr. Simbi Wabote, a senior management staff of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and Eirik Simonsen, Business Group Director from Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Norway. The day also included real-time demos and presentations showcasing Trelleborg’s range of offshore solutions including thermal insulation, passive fire protection, and pipeline security, to name a few.
Oddvar Kopstad, Sales Manager with Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway states: “The day was far beyond expectation. We are in contact with attendees to set up additional meetings and we have already started planning a new event in 2018 together with NCDMB.”
Complying with the NOGICD Act supports Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in strategic market segments.
Trelleborg’s offshore operation and Trelleborg Group
Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg’s offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s offshore operation specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry. Within its portfolio are some long established and respected brands including, CRP, OCP, Viking and Emerson & Cuming. Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 30 years. www.trelleborg.com/offshore
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 31 billion (EUR 3.23 billion, USD 3.60 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.