The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
MANDATE : The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is the Agency of the Federal Government vested with the mandate to make procedures that will guide, monitor, coordinate and implement the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Indust
EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE (ECMI)
The ECMI is a key plank of the Board’s implementation program and Federal Government’s drive to industrialize the economy and create employment for the nation’s teeming population. It promotes local manufacturing of equipment components, spare parts and accessories for the oil and gas industry The implementation is geared to get Nigerian representatives of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS) and SME manufacturers to partner with the OEMS and establish facilities for manufacturing equipment components. Local manufacturing of components used by the oil and gas industry holds the key to unlocking jobs in the industry, spend retention and industrialization of the economy. The ECMI is one key strategy to create sustainable employment opportunities within and outside the oil and gas industry and create enduring linkages with other sectors of the economy.
NIGERIA OIL AND GAS PARK SCHEME (NOGAPS)
NOGAPS is one of the Board’s flagship projects that will further help alleviate poverty and unemployment in the oil and gas producing communities. Under the scheme, the NCDMB will develop worldclass oil and gas parks in each of the nine (9) oil producing states of Nigeria, that will serve as manufacturing hub for equipment and component parts that are used in the oil and gas industry. The primary objectives of NOGAPS are to: 1. Attract domestic and foreign direct investment to oil producing states. 2. Promote community par ticipation in manufacturing and other industry activities. 3. Develop and integrate the local supply chain to support Oil and Gas operations. 4. Foster mentoring of local SMES by international OEMS for mutual benefits. 5. Facilitate new business start-ups, technology acquisition and competitiveness. 6. Provide a range of made in Nigeria goods for the Oil and Gas industry. 7. Attract at least 15 OEMS to set up in the 3 parks (5 per location) 8. Create over 10,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs 9. Retain industry spend on procurement of goods 10. Promote training and developmentSIWES, skills acquisition Some state governments have welcomed the scheme and helped in facilitating the necessary approvals for the Board to commence work. Construction work for phase 1 of NOGAPS is scheduled to commence in 2017. MILESTONES: Acquired land in three (3) States - Bayelsa, Cross River and Imo States Commenced EIA studies and land clearing for sites in Bayelsa, Cross River and Imo States · Developed marketing strategy for NOGAPS
MARINE VESSEL OWNERSHIP STRATEGY
The objectives of this strategy are to encourage the construction and dry docking of vessels in Nigerian yards, promote ownership of marine vessels by Nigerian entities, stimulate flagging and registration of vessels in Nigeria, deepen Nigerian manning of marine vessels and maximize the use of Nigerian service providers for legal, insurance, catering, inspection & certification etc for transactions connected to utilization of vessels. The Board deployed the marine vessel categorization program as the key tool of this strategy, using indices like ownership, site of construction and among others. The implementation ensures that all vessels owned by Nigerians and built in Nigeria get priority opportunity for engagement by industry. Reports are issued periodically and they form the basis for pre-qualification of marine service vendors by industry.
The development of a local pipe mill industry is one of the seven cardinal targets of the Board, primarily because steel line pipes are some of the critical
inputs in the oil and gas industry. It has high potential for employment generation, local value addition, retention of industry spend and linkage opportunities to other sectors of the economy. The projected annual industry demand of line pipe is put at over 800,000 tons, arising from the demands from Gas Master Plan, replacement of aged pipes and new fields development projects against the current supply opportunity of 100,000 MT (HSAW) per annum. Currently, SCC Abuja expanded its capacity to produce HSAW steel pipes of 270,000 Mt/annum. Yulong Steel Pipes has added 250,000mt per annum HSAW steel pipes and is targeting industry need in Nigeria and other West Africa Countries. The company plans second and third development phases that will be dedicated to Longitudinal Submerged Arc Welding (LSAW) pipes and ER Welding pipes respectively.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES
The Board introduced several Human Capital Development programmes, such as Geosciences training, Machinist Training, Artisans Training, Pipe Mill training, Underwater Welders training as well as Oil Spill Management and Environmental Remediation Training (OSMERT) to meet immediate industry and host community needs. Project based training has also progressed significantly in which 10% of total project man hours is being allocated to training on the projects. The training and attachment scheme enabled thousands of Nigerians to acquire relevant skills and are attached to various projects to gain requisite industry experience. Significantly, over 30,000 direct and indirect training and employment opportunities have been created in the last Six years of the Act’s implementation The Board also collaborates with Operating companies, Service companies and other stakeholders to facilitate on-the-job trainings of young Nigerians in specialized areas thereby guaranteeing the Nigerian Content drive for sustainability.
NIGERIAN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY CONTENT JOINT QUALIFICATION SYSTEM (NOGICJQS)
The NO GICJQS electronic platform provides credible databank of available capacities in the oil and gas sector, which helps in planning for projects, contracting, employment and other activities in the industry. Its establishment is anchored on Sections 55 & 56 of the Nigerian Content Act. Specifically, NJQS helps the Board in: ·Verification of contractors’ capacities and capabilities. · Evaluation of applications of Nigerian Content in the operations of oil companies and contractors. · It also serves as a database pool for national skills development.
NIGERIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT FUND (NCDF)
The Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) was established by Section 104 of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act of 2010 to fund the implementation of Nigerian Content development through various projects, programmes and activities as well as capacity building activities to enhance the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry. With the introduction and implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy by the Federal Government, a new model for the fund- the Nigerian Content Intervention (NCI) Fund was introduced. The revised model involves financing manufacturing initiatives in the Oil & Gas industry, with Bank of Industry managing the fund. It is undergoing relevant approval processes and will commence upon completion with N31 billion (Naira equivalent of $100 million). The revised model has entrenched the avowed Board objectives of cheap lending with longer tenor, as opposed to the conventional short tenor with high interest rates by commercial banks.
FMC Technologies’ Production Base, Onne, Nigeria.
Commissioning of Solewant pipe coating facility by the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote
Marine Platform’s African Inspiration. Multi-purpose support vessel working currently for Chevron at Agbami field.