AVEON Offshore Limited, a wholly Nigerian-owned engineering and fabrication services company, has recently secured a contract from Cameron Offshore Systems Nigeria for the fabrication of some major components of the subsea systems for Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (EEPNL) Erha North phase II project.

EEPNL had earlier awarded an engineering procurement construction contract for the Erha North phase II subsea systems to Cameron Offshore Systems Nigeria.

The AVEON Offshore contract consists of the fabrication and load-out of approximately 1,000t of subsea structures including five manifolds and modules with associated suction piles, various Xmas tree frame elements and control system foundations.

The project will be executed by AVEON Offshore at its 240,000m² fabrication yard in Rumuolumeni near Port Harcourt and will generate over 200,000 productive man-hours of work. In order to accommodate the workload generated by the project, a dedicated 2,000m² high-bay workshop will be added to the yard’s existing infrastructure. The planned Load-out and Sail-away of the manifolds and modules for offshore installation is between August and October 2014.

This project will also ensure a high level of activity through 2013 and well into 2014, thus helping Aveon Offshore fulfill a strategic milestone in the development of the company as a sustainable Nigerian owned fabrication yard serving the oil and gas industry.