Nigerian, Dutch firms sign shipbuilding deal

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Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited has announced the signing of a multi-million dollars shipbuilding deal with Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands.

The company said in a statement on Thursday that the representatives of Damen Shipyards were in its office in Lagos for the signing ceremony.

Describing it as one of the amplest projects it ever signed, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services said, “The scope and activities are significantly enormous with huge job creation prospects both at initiation and upon completion of the project.”

The Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services, Dr. Louis Ekere, thanked the management of Damen for the continued collaboration, business cooperation and knowledge exchange between both companies, which, according to him, dates back to six years.

He affirmed Homeland’s commitment to continuing to work with Damen Shipyards, which he described as the foremost shipbuilder in Europe.

The signing ceremony, which had Mr. Harm Blaaw, Eline Holters and Francesco Verschuren representing Damen Shipyards, was witnessed by the representatives of the legal firm of Lexavier Partners, led by Chuka Agbu (SAN), according to the statement.

Homeland said, “The ships on completion and delivery will be used to support offshore drilling and exploration services and will add significant value to international oil companies’ operating in the Niger Delta.”

source : punch

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