The Shell Nembe Field Logistics Base (FLB) Project
The FLB operations and project execution created a window for population growth in and around Nembe creek community. Due to the project activity and development, traders and settlers migrated from the distant fishing communities to Nembe Creek for greener pastures.
The FLB project is relevant to the Nestoil story because it was the prospect of its award that drove the company’s determination to acquire its very first waterfront yard in Woji, Port Harcourt.
The project in particular was for the construction of a modern Field Logistics Base for Shell and included several living accommodation buildings among its facilities.
In addition to deploying an ingenious engineering design in order to ensure the successful construction of these structures in a sand-filled Niger Delta swamp, Nestoil overcame logistics challenges in moving construction materials for the land base through the waterways to the swamp with its security challenges.
This project contributed immensely to the socio-economic empowerment of the local population because 100% of the workforce deployed, from design to construction and commissioning, were locals.
In terms of economic development, the construction phase of EPIC Development of Outstation Accommodation Project attracted many skilled and unskilled workers to Nembe Creek community, some basic services required by these workers were being provided by the local community personnel. The economic empowerment manifested in the increase in trade and provision of temporary accommodation facility by the locals.
The construction of Living accommodation blocks provided additional accommodation spaces for visitors to Nembe Field Logistic Base, this in turn created the need for improved security services and the need to educate the locals on the importance of security and how they could assist in making it better in their own interests and those of their visitors.
As part of Nestoil’s social responsibility, we typically encourage education in our host communities to unlock the potential in their young ones. To realise that goal in this project, we constructed a six (6)-room school block in order to provide additional classroom facilities for children in Nembe Town. The project also created employment opportunities for the skilled and unskilled people.
Through the personal donations of workers engaged on the project, a worship centre was also constructed and handed over to Nembe creek community. The primary idea is to create a central place where the religious can worship and to entrench moral growth within the community.