Mr Charles Udonwa, Chief Executive Officer of Norfin Group, says the shipyard will complete the building of a new 50-crew capacity ship by June, this year.
Udonwa stated this when Gov. Emmanuel’s Media Team visited the shipyard in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday, noting that the new ship was already at an advanced stage of production in the state.
“Norfin Offshore shipyard is building a new 15 metre, 50 crew capacity, vessel that will be ready in June 2021.
“The difference between the new vessel and the earlier ones is that the former is a fast Security Escort Vessel, while the new one has the capacity to ferry 50 passengers,” Udonwa said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Norfin Offshore Shipyard is the first Ship building Factory in South South/South East Region.
According to Udonwa, the boatyard has 85-strong workforce, that would be increased to 3, 000 in the next three years.
He said the shipyard, located within the Liberty Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone in the state, was part of the outcome of the Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s Foreign Direct Investment Initiative and was in concert with the maritime development programme of the completion agenda.