By Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu
Royal Niger Emerging Technologies Ltd. has been appointed by Teledyne Marine, as a Value-Added-Reseller for its ODI subsea electrical solutions in Nigeria. As part of the distributor agreement, Royal Niger will offer Teledyne’s full range of engineered interconnect solutions for subsea networks, with highly reliable wet-mate connectors, electrical and optical subsea distribution systems as well as local engineering support to customers within Nigeria.
Teledyne’s appointment of Royal Niger followed a rigorous supplier evaluation process, and was a direct result of an intervention of TechnipFMC to close a key technology gap in the Nigerian subsea industry by bringing in one of its core suppliers into the Nigerian market. Anthony Okolo, Managing Director of Royal Niger added, “Nigeria is a strategic market for subsea projects within the African continent and a key destination for oil and gas investors all over the world. Our partnership with Teledyne ODI in Nigeria will help bolster Nigerian Content capacity for controls and umbilicals for the subsea sector. We hope to continue to work together with TechnipFMC and Teledyne to further national efforts to domicile umbilicals and controls technologies in Nigeria, for the benefit of all players in the oil and gas industry.”
TechnipFMC commented saying, “Given the strategic situation of Nigeria in the oil and gas market, the tremendous opportunities in the next few years and the importance of continuous national content development, it gives me great pleasure to see the partnership between Royal Niger an Teledyne ODI come to a successful realization. TechnipFMC supply chain organization worked hard together with them to make this a reality and increase the knowledge transfer to our local market.”