By Charles Ike-Okoh
FRI 05 FEB, 2021-theGBJournal- The Nigeria LNG Limited, a major player in the global LNG business, has raised a major high level alert to draw attention to the nefarious activities of ‘’persons and individuals purporting to be agents of NLNG in relation to the NLNG Train 7 Project.
The company revealed in a caution note posted on their website that the dubious agents are demanding fees from companies, organisations and members of the public, for the purpose of inclusion in an Approved Vendor List for NLNG Train 7 among other things.
‘’NLNG categorically states that all such claims by any groups of persons and individuals are false and fraudulent. All contracts for engineering, procurement and construction works in relation to NLNG Train 7 have been awarded to a consortium comprising Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo (‘SCD JV’), which will manage any subcontracting activities, and administer the vendors lists as approved by the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (‘NCDMB’). No other group of persons, individuals, companies or organisations have been appointed by NLNG in any capacity whatsoever in relation to the Project.’’ the company said.
It advised members of the public that the EPC Contractor for the Train 7 Project (SCD JV) are separate corporate entities from NLNG and that NLNG employees, directors or shareholders are not involved in managing any contracts or subcontracts on their behalf.
‘’NLNG employees, directors or shareholders are therefore not in a position to entertain any enquiries or requests pertaining to such contracts, subcontracts or employment opportunities in the Train 7 Project and will report any approaches for these matters in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and Business Principles.’’
It said; ‘’Individuals and companies interested in pursuing opportunities on the Project are encouraged to visit the contractor’s website for the correct details on how to do business with the consortium through this link: Saipem Qualification Management
Accordingly, NLNG advises the general public to exercise due diligence and caution at all times, and to refrain from any dealings with, or making any payments to any such fraudulent groups of persons, individuals, companies or organisations purporting to represent the Company in relation to NLNG Train 7.’’