With this certification, Nestoil Limited has again affirmed its positioning as Nigeria’s foremost Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) service company. As the indigenous leader in pipeline construction, the certification serves as a tacit endorsement of indigenous expertise which has been supporting the operations of International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria since the activation of the Local Content Act.
ISO 9001:2008 is a quality standard with generic requirements that are applicable to organizations of different types, sizes and service/product orientations. Where any of its compliance requirements becomes inapplicable owing to the nature of an organization, its products or services, an exclusion can be considered.
However, where exclusions are granted, claims of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 are not acceptable, unless the exclusions are limited to requirements within clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization’s ability, or responsibility, to provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Specifically, the ISO 9001:2008 standard helps organizations develop a Quality Management System (QMS) that ensures they meet customers’ quality requirements while continually improving their operational processes. Therefore, organizations with ISO 9001:2008 certification have completely complied with the necessary requirements and demonstrated consistent ability to provide products that meet customer requirements as well as enhance satisfaction through effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system.
Over the past two decades, Nestoil Limited has proven the quality of its services through execution of technically complex projects for clients in the oil, gas and energy sectors of the nation’s economy. Some the landmark projects include construction of the Edjeba Sewage Treatment Plant in Warri, construction of the OB3 (Obiafu/Obrikom to Oben) 48” diameter gas pipeline for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), construction of the 24” diameter Nember-Cawthorne Channel Trunkline (NCTL) for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), construction and installation of the 2.5km Escravos River Cross as part of the OML 42 oil export pipeline network construction for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
Earlier, the company’s Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), Dr. Chukwueloka Umeh described the company’s certification by DQS Holding as “an encouraging achievement that will help Nestoil and its sister companies, B&Q Dredging Limited and IMPaC Engineering Ltd, that also attained this feat remain true to professionalism and operational integrity which are the ideals of the Obijackson Group”.
About Nestoil Limited
Nestoil Limited is the flagship company of the Obijackson Group, one of the fastest growing conglomerates in Sub-Saharan Africa, with vast investments in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Pressure Vessel Fabrication, Power Generation, Dredging and Marine Logistics, Aviation, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Civil and Infrastructural Construction.
Headquartered in the Nestoil Tower, Nigeria’s pioneer ‘green building’ built to the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) standard certification, Nestoil Limited owns the 59-hectare Nestoil Industrial Area Facility in Port Harcourt which comprises of a marine/load out jetty, large fabrication yard, workshops, offices, open air storage, sensitive items storage and above-ground storage tanks (AST).
A Bureau Veritas ISO 9001:2008 certified (UKAS and ANAB) company, Nestoil Limited specializes in pipeline and flowline construction, maintenance and repairs; horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for pipeline construction, production facilities – new build, upgrade, operation and maintenance; project management and Engineering consultancy. The company commenced operations in 1991 and has evolved to become the indigenous leader in pipeline construction.
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