The Nigerian Navy yesterday sealed a deal to construct a 4,000 metric tonnes (MT) Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Coastal Gas Transportation Barge, the first of its kind, for Dateline Energy Services Limited.
Speaking at the event, which held at the Naval Dockyard Limited (NDL) on Victoria Island in Lagos, the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, said it marked a significant milestone for the Nigerian Navy, the Naval Dockyard Limited, Dateline Energy Services and the nation.
He said the proposed construction of the 4,000 metric tonnes LPG Coastal Gas Transportation Barge was indicative of how far the institutions and the nation had developed capacity to indigenous the construction of such an enormous and complex vessel.
Vice Admiral Ogalla who was represented by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) at Navy Holdings Limited (NHL), Rear Admiral Hamza Kaoje expressed robust faith in the unfolding partnership, extending heartfelt appreciation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Dateline Energy Services Limited for their foresighted guidance and audacious initiation.
The partnership’s formal inauguration took place under the auspices of Rear Admiral AA Oredereu, the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard. The ceremony was graced by distinguished luminaries from the maritime and energy sectors, accentuating the weightiness of this collaboration.
Oredereu underscored his sanguinity in the venture’s success, anticipating a symbiotic outcome that not only bolsters both entities but also ushers in a new era of innovation, research, and indigenous content amplification in the maritime and energy domains.
He effused, “This landmark event resonates as a testament to the burgeoning potential of Nigeria’s maritime and energy sectors. It serves as an embodiment of Naval Dockyard Limited and Dateline Energy Services Limited’s unwavering dedication to propelling the nation’s economic trajectory through synergistic ingenuity and concerted cooperation. The triumph of this partnership is poised to be a transformative milestone, setting the stage for even loftier accomplishments in these pivotal sectors.”
He echoed the sentiment, underlining that the collaboration holds promises beyond the energy transportation sphere.
He extolled, “This endeavor embodies not just the advancement of the energy transport sector, but also the augmentation of employment opportunities, fostering capacity building, and catalyzing economic expansion across interconnected facets within the maritime, oil, and gas domains. It stands as an exemplar of harmonized collaboration between visionary leadership, resolute industry participants, and strategic stakeholders.”
The event culminated with a cordial welcome extended to all attendees, signifying the inception of a captivating voyage towards reshaping the contours of Nigeria’s energy landscape.