PIC Group Wins O&M Support Services Agreement for New Nigeria Refinery
ATLANTA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Having operated and maintained assets, deployed and trained workforce in remote locations around the world and drawing on years of experience in Nigeria, PIC Group has entered into a service agreement of 5 years with Azikel Petroleum Ltd. for the new Azikel refinery. will be located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Under the terms of the agreement, the PIC Group will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) support services, including integrated site-specific operations and maintenance procedures, a systematic approach to training as well as operational support in the form of supervision and mentoring of refinery staff by specialists from the PIC Group. PIC Group’s in-depth and sustainable qualification programs, combined with a holistic approach to organizational development, will enable the new Azikel refinery to move efficiently from commissioning and start-up to full operation and will facilitate the location of personnel for the new 12,000 bpd hydroskimming refinery.
âThe PIC Group’s O&M experience, its approach to site-specific qualification programs, and precise site-specific procedural documentation, create a cohesive knowledge base for the Azikel refinery to improve efficiency and ‘Ensuring reliable, consistent and safe operation,’ said Ian Anderson, Managing Director and VP Refinery at Azikel Petroleum.
âThe PIC Group’s systematic methodology for knowledge transfer embraces Azikel’s vision of self-performance and will allow the local community to lead the long-term operation of the facility while maintaining operational readiness and maintenance. regulatory compliance throughout the life cycle of the refinery, âsaid Frank Avery, President and CEO of PIC Group.
Group Chairman Dr Eruani said: âThe training of our staff was of paramount importance to Azikel in our selection of the O&M services contractor, and we are very satisfied with the comprehensive program offered by the PIC group.
About Azikel Petroleum Ltd.
Azikel Petroleum Ltd. is part of the Azikel Group, a private company involved in dredging, aviation, power generation and petroleum activities supporting infrastructure development in Nigeria. Founded in 2008, the company focuses on industrialization, employment and human capital development with geographic concentration in the Niger Delta region of the country.
About the PIC group
Founded in 1988, PIC Group, Inc. is dedicated to delivering value by providing global energy services to facilities on four continents – North America, South America, Asia and Africa. PIC Group provides operations and maintenance (care, conservation and control), commissioning and start-up, documentation and training and staffing services and serves the power generation, oil and gas, petrochemicals, pulp and paper and manufacturing.
PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company. Marubeni is a major Japanese sogo shosha (international trading company) and the third largest independent power producer (IPP) in the world.
Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their extensive trade networks, both in Japan and abroad, to carry out imports and exports (including trade with third countries), as well as domestic activities, encompassing a wide range of activities, including consumer products, food, agriculture, chemicals, energy and metals, and energy machinery and business infrastructure.