NOGaPS Emeyal 1 Park in Bayelsa to be commissioned before end of 2023, says NCDMB


The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has expressed confidence that the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGaPS) at Emeyal 1 Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, will be completed and ready for commissioning in the last quarter of 2023.

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This was disclosed by the Chief Engineer of the Consulting firm handling the construction of the 24- hectare complex, Engr. Kelly Oduade, during a media tour of facilities in the South-South region of the country by members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), on Friday.

The NOGaPS is a policy being piloted by the Federal government through the NCDMB to drive the promotion of manufacturing in Oil and Gas industry and its linkage sectors in Nigeria.

The Oil & Gas parks are being developed across all the nine Niger Delta States, with that of Odukpani in Cross River State already completed.

According to Engr. Oduade, majority of key facilities at the Emeyal 1 scheme have been delivered while others will be set before the end of the year.

He also disclosed that the massive industrial hub was coming with 24/7 uninterrupted power supply, Ashpalt-paved internal road network, water treatment plant, effluent water treatment plant, administrative building block, mini-park Estate of 3 Blocks of Flats, capacity building (training centre) Block, drainage system, security gatehouse, hostel block and fire station amongst others.

Corroborating the consultant’s presentations, the GOCOP Media Tour Guide and General Manager of Corporate Communications at the NCDMB, Ginah O. Ginah noted that apart from the listed infrastructures coming with the park, there are provisions and land spaces for willing investors to develop customized facilities that will add value to their activities at the park.

According to him, the park is willing to allocate plots for developments like filling stations, manufacturing shop floor/warehouses, oil and gas processing, manufacturing shops and others with different number of plot sizes as may be demanded by investors.

The NOGaPS Emeyal 1 scheme is situated along Otuoke-Emeyal 1 Road in Ogbia, Bayelsa State. It is accessible from Imiringi, Opolo and newly dualized (SUKUK bond funded) Yenegwe-Kolo to Otuoke to Bayelsa Palm Road.

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