Nigerian Firms Receive Shell Contract

22 July 2010 (Last Updated July 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has awarded marine service contracts to two Nigerian companies. SPDC said C&I Leasing and Maiden Systems will provide marine tanker handling and pilot services to crude export vessels at the Bonny and For

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has awarded marine service contracts to two Nigerian companies.

SPDC said C&I Leasing and Maiden Systems will provide marine tanker handling and pilot services to crude export vessels at the Bonny and Forcados terminals in the Niger Delta.

The contracts involve the construction of 11 marine tug boats to secure tankers while loading crude oil at the terminals, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The companies will also provide maintenance services at the crude loading facilities and handle offshore terminal emergency response and surveillance, it said.

Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.