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FPSO Training: NNPC, FIRST Recruits Five Niger Deltans

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture (JV) partner, FIRST E&P, have recruited five indigenes of Bayelsa State as trainees for its Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, which is expected to start operations soon.

It said the recruitment is part of its commitment to enhance economic livelihood through skill acquisition in host communities in the state.

The FPSO was leased by the JV from Yinson for deployment on the Anyala and Madu fields within Oil Mining Leases 83 & 85, offshore Nigeria. Yinson will also be responsible for providing the operations and maintenance of the FPSO.

The five indigenes were recruited through the Corporate Social Performance initiative of FIRST E&P, which represents about 42 per cent of the persons recruited as trainees in the first batch of the programme.

The trainees will be taken to Singapore, where they will be exposed over the next few months to both classroom teaching and practical shipyard work and FPSO systems training.

They will in the process earn several international certificates in the Oil & Gas and Maritime industry. The training will be carried out in partnership with Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, which has over a 100 years’ experience

Source: The Nation

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