Senate committee queries Total over Egina project


The Senate Committee on Local Content has asked Total Upstream Nigeria Limited to provide it with details of the local content in the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel of the Egina project being constructed by the oil major, The Punch reports.

The Chairman of the committee, Senator Solomon Adeola, directed Total to furnish the panel with its level of implementation of the Nigerian Local Content Act, 2010 on the project. Adeola was quoted in a statement obtained on Sunday as making the demand when the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nicolas Terraz, appeared before the committee in respect to the project.

Although he commended Total for its achievements thus far on the project, Adeola insisted that more detailed information on its implementation of the Nigerian Local Content Act, 2010 would be required, “given the quantum increase in the project sum since it was awarded in March 2012.” Adeola also stated that the committee might invite other contractors involved in the project, such as Saipem, Nestoil, Dorman Long, Nigerdock and Aveon Offshore.