UTM OFFSHORE LIMITED (UTM) SIGNS PRE-FEED CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR THE FIRST FLOATING LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS (FLNG) PRODUCTION PLANT BETWEEN JGC CORPORATION (JGC), JAPAN AND KELLOG BROWN AND ROOT (KBR), UNITED KINGDOM

The Group Managing Director / CEO of the UTM Group of Companies: Mr. Julius RONE signs the Preliminary – Front End Engineering Design (Pre-FEED) for the first Floating LNG production plant in the West African Sub Saharan with JGC Corporation, Japan. The Pre-FEED Agreement milestone follows after the award of the License to Establish (LTE) of the FLNG production plant by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to UTM Offshore Limited in February 2021. Also engaged in this project by UTM, is the world’s renowned Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) of the UK who will be providing the Owner’s Engineering Services for the project.
The Pre-FEED signing ceremony was done virtually and was coordinated by the representatives of the Project Counsel, Templars – Yemisi Awonuga and The Project Principal Consultant, Yahaska Energy Limited – Dr. Yahuza Kassim, and witnessed by the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) – Engr. Sarki Auwalu; Executives representatives at JGC, KBR, Vitol, Business moguls and gentlemen of the Press.

 

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UTM OFFSHORE LIMITED, MR JULIUS RONE RECEIVES LICENSE TO ESTABLISH (LTE) THE FIRST EVER FLOATING LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS (FLNG) PRODUCTION PLANT IN NIGERIA, FROM MR SARKI AUWALU, THE DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR), OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOUCES.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has issued License to Establish (LTE), the first ever Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production plant in Nigeria to UTM Offshore Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company.
In a statement issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) throught its Head Public Affairs Department Mr Paul Osu, he said that the License presented to Mr. Julius Dediare Rone, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UTM Offshore Limited at the DPR headquarters in Abuja by Mr. Sarki Auwalu, Executive Director, DPR is a very remarkable achievement in the Oil and Gas sector, capable of processing 176MMcfd natural gas and condensate.
Mr. Auwalu said that this milestone that demonstrates the commitment and capacity of UTM Offshore Limited to positively impact the industry as a trailblazer, was a reinforcement of the promise and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians to promote indigenous participation in the oil and gas sector. According to him, it is to ensure that companies come to Nigeria and do business in an equitable way to stimulate the economy and create jobs for Nigerians. He added that the License was a demonstration of government’s resolve to harness safe and reliable technology for the development of the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Auwalu said that the DPR would continue to create opportunities for companies by providing the regulatory tools of licenses, permits and approvals for investors.
The Managing Director of UTM Offshore Limited, Mr. Julius Rone, while receiving the License promised to abide with the terms of issuance within the 24 months validity period of the LTE from the date of issue.

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