The Morocco-Nigeria Gas Pipeline mega project is entering the second phase of study, and this stage has been entrusted to the German engineering and consulting company, ILF Consulting Engineers. The design office announced the news saying it was happy to have been chosen for this “global project”.
Both ILF Consulting Engineers and its partner Doris Group have been selected to carry out this project by providing Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the second phase of the Detailed Design Study (FEED, Front -End Engineering design) of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline.
“We are pleased to have been selected, along with our Munich office and joint venture partner DORIS Group, to provide Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the FEED II phase of this project,” ILF said in a statement.
PMC project management services include onshore and offshore pipeline and compressor station design, engineering surveys, environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), land acquisition studies and implementation of the project, explains the company.
The project should explore the potential for using renewable energy sources to operate the pipeline and reduce the project’s carbon footprint, which will be an important addition to the clean energy-focused project.
“Having already been involved in the feasibility and Phase I FEED of this world-class project, the awarding of Phase II by ILF demonstrates the confidence of our long-standing customers ONHYM and NNPC in our excellence and reliability in project management skills in executing world-class projects,” said Carles Giró, regional manager of industrial facilities at ILF.
The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) is one of the greatest visionary projects currently underway. It includes an onshore and offshore gas pipeline crossing the continent and the seas of 16 African countries along the Atlantic coast, intended to transport Nigerian gas to North Africa and to Spain for the European market.
The 6,000 km long gas pipeline will be the longest offshore gas pipeline in the world and the second longest gas pipeline ever built when completed. It will have a projected diameter of 48″ at sea and 56″ on land, with a projected flow of 30BCMa.
This world-class project will not only connect Africa to Europe, ensure a reliable and sustainable source of energy for the countries it passes through, but it will also promote industrial and economic development, create a competitive regional energy market and benefit citizens, countries and their economies in West Africa.