RPS, a renowned global consulting group, announced securing a significant contract to support the ambitious Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project, Morocco World News reported.
According to the reports, the company's specialized team will undertake a year-long task of measuring offshore meteorological and oceanographic conditions along the pipeline's designated route.
Backed by OPECH and involving cooperation with 13 West African countries, the project aims to foster regional prosperity by facilitating the monetization of natural gas resources. Additionally, it strives to enhance energy security and promote the transition to less-polluting fuels, offering an alternative export route to Europe, according to the company's press release.
RPS will harness the capabilities of its global MetOcean team, operating from the newly established RPS MetOcean workshop facility near Reading, UK, to carry out the vital mission.
Anthony Gaffney, RPS MetOcean Director – UK/EAME, expressed the group's unwavering commitment to supporting the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) in comprehending the region's weather conditions.
"Our team has earned a reputation for delivering accurate, reliable data; our services will be instrumental in the decision-making process for the development of this prestigious project," said Gaffney.
Highlighting the significance of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline, NNPC CEO Malam Mele Kyari emphasized its ambition and potential to connect 11 West African countries to gas sources. The project, estimated to cost over $25 billion, is expected to span more than 1,600 kilometers and will serve the energy needs of over 400 million people in the region.
With RPS's expertise and dedication, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project takes a decisive step forward, promising far-reaching benefits for West Africa's energy landscape and economic growth.