One of the consortia executing Federal Government’s Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, Gas Pipeline Project, Brentex Petroleum Services Ltd/China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co Ltd, BrentexCPP, has assured timely delivery of the project and within the stipulated cost.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the AKK Gas Pipeline project is expected to be completed within 24 months.
The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Brentex/CPP Consortium, Sani Abubakar, gave the assurance on Tuesday during an inspection visit by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari.
Receiving the two ministers and the GMD at the BrentexCPP Line Pipe Stackyard in Dankande area of Kaduna State, Mr Abubakar said the Consortium had increased the momentum of work on its segment of the project.
He said: “We know the significance of this project to the Federal Government in terms of creating jobs, powering the economy and engendering the nation’s industrialization.
“We assure Nigerians that we will live up to our billing by delivering the project on time and within cost.”
In line with the Consortium Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Mr Abubakar disclosed that the company had concluded arrangements to establish a pipeline academy within the project areas.
According to him, the academy will afford Nigerians – and other Africans – the opportunity to learn about pipeline construction operations.
He said: “We shall have three project camp facilities along the Niger-Kaduna-Kano corridor of the AKK Gas Pipeline Project.
“One is located here in Dankande, Kaduna another one will be just after Zaria and the third one will be just by the AKK Terminal Gas Station in Kano.”
During the construction phase of the project, he said, there would be activities stretching the pipeline construction to the extent of 50kms either side of operations.
“At the end of the day, we shall arrive at the 316kms of 40 inch gas pipeline connecting the project at Sarkin Pawa in Niger State and delivering gas to Kaduna all the way to Kano,” he added.