NCS West Africa Limited announces Nigeria launch

5/22/2019
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Photo: Fueltrax offshore Nigera.

LAGOS -- The new business entity NCS West Africa Limited (NCS WA) is the Nigeria affiliate of Nautical Control Solutions,  LP,  (Fueltrax),  and  is  located  in  Victoria  Island,  Lagos  and  Onne, Port  Harcourt.  NCS  WA provides in-country presence and support for clients in Nigeria and surrounding areas using Fueltrax solutions.

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 West Africa.

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 minimizing 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  on over  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.

Fueltrax maintains its position as the market leader in West Africa and around the globe. The development of NCS WA heightens its services in Nigeria, by delivering additional
assurance  and support through advanced calibration services.

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. This also demonstrates our quest to be closer to our clients. With this in place, we will maintain Fueltrax uptime for our Nigeria vessel operators, assist them to meet their client’s needs, and carry our local and regional vessel owners along as we lead the global Electronic Fuel Management sector.”

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  flow meters,  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.”

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