By Hamilton Nwosa ( Head, The New Diplomat’s Business Desk)
The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mr. Mele Kyari has commended Lee Engineering and Construction Company for the progressive execution of the Atlas Cove Depot Optimization Project.
The Atlas Cove Depot Optimization Project include the construction of three giant storage tanks with a storage capacity each of 50,000,000 (fifty million) metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), the installation of fire fighting system, electrical system, instrumentation system, civil and mechanical works.
Speaking at the inspection tour of the project, in Atlas Cove, Lagos, at the weekend, Kyari said he was impressed with what the company was doing with the project and said Lee Engineering was setting the pace in p the sector.
The NNPC boss who was conducted round the project by the chairman and chief executive officer of the company Chief Leemon Ikpea, pledged to give the company the needed support to enable it complete the project on time.
Kyari said, Lee Engineering and Construction Company was able to achieve this feat because of its commitment to the core value of “professionalism, efficiency, quality and timely delivery of projects “.
To ensure seamless functions of the new facility, Chief Leemon Ikpea urged Kyari to ensure the prompt upgrade of existing facilities at the project site.
“It is my considered opinion to affirm that existing facilities cannot be integrated with the new system due to obsolete instrumentation and existing equipment failure,” Chief Leemon Ikpea, stated.
The Chairman who appealed to the NNPC boss to fast track it’s payment system to ensure that the job is delivered as planned said his company was available for upgrade of the obsolete facilities for the NNPC.