NCS West Africa announces launch in Nigeria

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There is a growing need for dedicated local support for the users of Electronic Fuel Management Systems (EFMS) in Nigeria. NCS WA will be the first-ever subsidiary for Nautical Control Solutions, LP, the makers of FUELTRAX, and will provide the first EFMS maintenance and calibration facility in WestAfrica.

A  head  office  has  been  established  in  Victoria  Island,  Lagos,  with  a  facility  in  Onne,  Port  Harcourt.  The services  to  be  offered  at the  Onne  facility  include  a  turn-key  calibration  process  for  Coriolis  mass flowmeters,  which  will  allow  for  FUELTRAX  meters  to  be  calibrated  locally  to  ensure  that  instrument measurement is accurate and within the required limits.

Providing this service locally will help clients to reduce overall business costs by minimising system downtime and associated costs of out-of-country calibration  options.  Periodic  calibration  is  required  in  areas  where  high  quality  and  safety  standards remain mission-critical to operations.

FUELTRAX currently  operates  onover  130  systems  on  vessels  in  offshore  Nigeria.  International  Oil Companies  (IOCs)  in  West  Africa  are  driven  by  the  need  to  demonstrate  compliance  and  ensure  fuel accountability.  IOCs  require  the  installation  of  EFMS,  such  as  FUELTRAX,  on  vessels  in  West   Africa to achieve this goal.

West Africa Operations Manager, Bene Okorie, NCS WA, said:“I recall our Nigeria clients requested for an in-country presence, and we promised to deliver that at the FUELTRAX Symposium held in Lagos in June 2018.We are proud to say we have now fulfilled that promise.

CEO and Founder, Anthony George, FUELTRAX, said:“Nigeria has always been where we have seen the greatest need for calibration services and enhanced vessel  security  solutions.  The  new  business  direction  with  NCS  WA  has  allowed  us  the  opportunity  to immediately address these needs through a local calibration offering. We  have standardized on Coriolis mass  flowmeters,  meaning  our  product  provides  our  customers  with  the  greatest  security, reliability, accuracy and intelligence available, and we stand by this decision by providing these maintenance services locally in Nigeria.”