NRC Angola Awarded its First Offshore Contract
NRC is pleased to announce the establishment of NRC Angola LDA, a fully operational Angolan entity offering a wide range of industrial and environmental services to the oil and gas industry. Partnering with the Angolan oil and gas service company Tradinter, who has over 12 years of experience in the industry, NRC Angola LDA will service the Angola oil and gas market from its facility in Luanda, Angola.
NRC Angola LDA’s first contract award involves the supply of a bespoke External Caisson Cleaning System used in conjunction with Ultra-High Pressure Water Jetting equipment to remove marine growth and an epoxy paint coating from two Seawater Lift Caissons in preparation for inspection, repair, and maintenance works. The work is performed by NRC’s highly trained Angola offshore team onboard an FPSO operating in block 15.
NRC has evolved its service offering and specialist technologies to meet the unique challenges of the Angolan oil and gas industry. NRC’s in-country capabilities include: industrial cleaning of heavy oil cargo, slops and ballast tanks, water jetting, NORM management and descaling, asbestos management, HVAC / duct cleaning, and oil spill response services. NRC has essential experience in this market having previously provided oil spill response and industrial services on various rig, platform, and FPSO projects in Angola over the past five years.
NRC’s multi-disciplined local workforce is highly trained and experienced in this market, with in- country equipment ideally suited to the oil and gas market and includes ATEX certified HP and UHP jetting units, vacuum transfer systems, tank cleaning packages, and duct management tools.
Senior Vice President, NRC International, Neil Challis commented: “The opening of our Angola business is a significant milestone for NRC and is something we have been working towards for a few years. This exciting market provides opportunities for all of NRC’s industrial and response services and allows us to further support our clients in the region.”
Chairman of the Board, NRC Angola LDA, Bráulio de Brito also commented: “NRC Angola LDA brings a strong contribution to the social and economic development of Angola, by providing employment and career development opportunities for Angolans. NRC Angola LDA possesses specialized equipment, combined with experienced and trained personnel, to provide both superior service quality and safety performance to the Angolan oil and gas market as well as other industries. We look forward to supporting both our existing clients and new clients in Angola throughout 2017 and beyond.”
The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.