The agreement highlights Siemens Energy’s ongoing commitment to
enhancing the development of the local economy through training, skills
development, and investment. The agreement affirms Siemens energy’s
continued compliance with the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content
The agreement was signed at Siemens Energy’s Rotating Equipment
Workshop in Port Harcourt, by Seun Suleiman, Managing Director of
Siemens Energy Nigeria, and Lawal Gbolahan, Managing Director of GIL
Automation, and witnessed by Engr Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of
the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).
“Our goal at Siemens Energy is to Energize Society. This is more than just
the products, services, and solutions we provide; it’s about benefiting and bringing value to the society in which we operate. Since we
commissioned this facility in 2016, we have continued to invest in its
capabilities and expand our service offering to our clients in the oil and
gas and non-oil and gas sectors. We have also recruited and trained more
local engineers to effectively operate the workshop and increase the
amount of local content. I am extremely proud that this agreement with
GIL Automation will add further value to the local economy through skills
development, training, and jobs,” said Seun Suleiman.
“Siemens Energy’s strong commitment to maximizing local content
development has been a key factor in our partnership that started since
2008. Over the years, we have developed capacities and competencies in
panel fabrication, electric motors, electrical & instrumentation and now
moving into turbines and compressors. We’re proud to partner with
companies that are dedicated to investing in the future of the Nigerian
people,” said Gbolahan Lawal.
“Today is a milestone where NCDMB is witnessing the partnership
between Siemens Energy and a local company, Gil Automation which will
involve transfer of knowledge and technologies by Siemens Energy and
supporting Gil Automation to build capacity to take on more active roles
in the industry. Looking at the operators in the audience, I implore you all
to work with Siemens Energy and Gil Automations so more jobs can be
created through this partnership and we can continue to build and upskill
local capabilities,” said Simbi Wabote.
Since the workshop opened in 2016 it has been a key facility to enable
Siemens Energy to contribute towards Nigeria’s long-term developmental
goals and localization agenda in the oil & gas sector. Ongoing investment
in the facility has expanded its capabilities and provided greater training
and skills development opportunities for Nigerians.