The Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) revealed on Monday, November 6, 2023, that the ongoing construction of the $5 billion Train-7 project at Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State is 52% completed and currently employs 8,300 Nigerians.
The NLNG management, led by its Managing Director, Philip Mshelbila, revealed this at an engagement session with the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, at NLNG base in Bonny Island.
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Mshelbila said that the relationship between NLNG and NCDMB has been nurtured over the years, with both parties trying to fulfill statutory obligations. According to him, the NLNG board has approved the firm to purchase gas from international and indigenous gas producers in Nigeria to boost the performance of Trains 1-6.
The NLNG boss expressed worry that the deep-water gas projects that would provide feed gas for the Train-7 and other expansions had yet to be started by international oil firms despite the considerable progress of the Train-7 project.
Wabote applauded the e-marketplace as a game-changer that would boost the service level agreement, guiding the relationship between NCDMB and NLNG.