Nigeria: West Africa Spare Parts Depot Opens
After careful consideration, Ellicott has chosen to partner with Geoplex Drillteq Limited of Nigeria for its first ever Parts Depot outside the USA. The Ellicott/Geoplex Parts Depot is located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and has the capability to ship parts to the Lagos area daily.
Wole Ogunsanya, Managing Director and CEO of Geoplex, commented, “We applaud the foresight of our partner, Ellicott Dredges, for the appropriate timing of this initiative to ensure support for Nigerian Ellicott dredge owners that may be contracted for critical projects, and Geoplex Drillteq is proud to be associated with this effort.”
In addition to opening this new Parts Depot, Ellicott has continued its contribution to the West African community. In association with ExxonMobil and JHPIEGO, Ellicott has made a 6 figure $100K+ commitment to anti-malarial work in the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, focusing on neonatal patients.
In a letter of appreciation, Village Head Chief E.T. Ufot stated: “We the Mkpok Village Council and the V.D.C. wish to write to express our joy as a member of the JHPIEGO Community within Nung Ndem Clan – ONNA L.G.A for what you have done to alleviate the conditions of our people within our village. We commend you for including our village in your program. We salute your meaningful and effective performances so far.”
Source: dredge, September 27, 2011