An indigenous firm based in Bayelsa state known as Gredor Nigeria Limited has been commissioned by Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG), to construct a gas pipeline infrastructure that will deliver gas to the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board Industrial Park in Polaku, Bayelsa State
Shell revealed this over the weekend even as the company vowed to continue to optimise its onshore footprint while investing in gas development in Nigeria.
It would be recalled that SNG had earlier inthe year acquired the lease of one hectare of land in Polaku for the gasproject which will supply gas for industries in the park and the environs.
The project is expected to be delivered within six months. Speaking at the commissioning, the Managing Director, SNG, Ed Ubong said the Polaku project would boost industrialisation in Bayelsa State and provide employment opportunities for the skilled and unskilled local population in addition to directly improving internally generated revenues in the state.
He said, “The projectwill increase the over 150 industrial and commercial customers in Nigeria whocurrently receive SNG’s supply of natural gas through gas infrastructure thatwe have built with our partners and local stakeholders.”
Commenting on the rapid expansion of SNG as a distribution network, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor said Shell was positioned to continue to optimise its onshore footprint while investing in gas.
“For more than 50 years, Shell has been at the forefront of the campaign to develop and monetise Nigeria’s huge gas resources. SNG continues to demonstrate leadership in this space, growing the domestic gas market and also helping to improve lives in every state it operates.”
SNG recently completed 20 kilometres domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma, and Ariaria industrial zones.
The expansion project has enabled the supply of pipeline gas to Ariaria Market Energy Solutions Limited, the Independent Power Project (IPP) consortium that provides electricity to the popular Ariaria market in Abia State.