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GPPS leverages local content policy, fortifies operational base


Given the rising tempo of local private sector participation in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy, Global Process and Pipeline Services (GPPS) Limited, a wholly Nigerian owned company, has moved to boost its local operations.

Aside unveiling new office complex in the country, it has also fortified its operations base in Port Harcourt as a frontline oil services company, showcasing Nigerian indigenous capability on land, swamp and offshore terrains.

The company’s Managing Director, Obi Uzu, was quoted in a statement as saying that the facilities would further enhance GPPS’ operational efficiency for a superior service quality delivery in line with the highest industry standards and best practices and in accordance with the tenets of ISO 9001:2015 evident in jobs executed for Exxonmobil; Total, NLNG and Shell Companies in Nigeria, among others.

He said: “GPPS uses the best of equipment to offer services such as pipeline cleaning, de-oiling, hydro-testing, pipeline de-watering, drying and nitrogen services to the oil, gas and power industry. We are also involved in pressure pumping, nitrogen pumping, fluid pump support, lube oil flushing and high pressure water jetting and blasting services.”

Uzu, who has more than 26 years oil field experience in drilling operation, production technology and process, pipeline services, and has supervised many successfully projects in Nigeria, America and the United Kingdom, said the new office complex and operations base were due for commissioning on November 30 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The GPPS boss added: “Our new office complex and operations base will further enhance our partnership with our clients to develop and maintain long-term relationships that adds value to their projects. Our dedicated teams are experts in our line of business with a track record of safely and efficiency in executing complex projects in challenging environments.

“Change is constant and that is why we are sensitive and flexible in responding to our clients’ demand; leveraging on the full strength of our brand, differentiated new equipment fleet and technical know-how.”

GPPS is ta Nigerian company focused solely on process and pipeline services with major projects completed in the deep-water applications in its product service line and has attracted the best hands in the industry from the multinationals to work for it with an expansion plan into other West Africa and sub-Saharan Africa countries.

The Executive Director Operations, GPPS, Chamberlin Duruike, was also quoted in the statement to have said: “We use the most fit for purpose equipment on all our projects. Anyone can hire equipment but using GPPS equipment means reliability, efficiency, deliverability based on the best in-class industry preventive maintenance standards.

“Our most important asset is our people and we value them and their skills highly. They are central to our success and as such we build our business around a valued and motivated workforce. We have an established competency programme which aims to ensure hands-on and classroom trainings for improved safety and enhanced efficiency with our personnel.”

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