Over the last 16 years, Skipper has emerged as a powerhouse in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Nigeria and West Africa at large. As one of the earliest investors in Nigeria’s Power Sector, Skipper has shown continued resilience and commitment to helping Nigeria close the critical infrastructure gap and achieve its developmental goals faster.
As a participant at the recently held India Show, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Lagos, Nigeria on 25-27 August 2015, Skipper showcased its latest product range as well as its latest projects in various Nigerian states. Skipper was honored to have many dignitaries visit its stand and discuss infrastructure projects in Power, Education, Healthcare and Agriculture, including the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr Dave Umahi, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebul, and, Deputy Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Engr. Benson Abounu.
Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, speaking the seminar entitled “Nigeria and India: Leveraging on the Economies”, highlighted the increasing importance of the India-Nigeria trade relationship in bringing manufacturing excellence to Nigeria in the wake of declining oil prices globally. He also listed lack of maintenance and servicing as the bane of Nigeria’s power sector with a great number of power facilities lying idle. He noted that Skipper recognized this issue in Nigeria as an early-mover several years ago, when it established West Africa’s largest transformer repair and service facility in Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria. The state-of-the-art factory today services power equipment for Nigerian utilities as well as others from all over the African continent. He mentioned that the best solution for curbing immediate power crises in Nigeria involves bringing back such power equipment into smooth operations and Skipper is in a great position to help the country achieve the same.
Governor-Elect of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, visited the corporate headquarters of SkipperSeil Group on 7th May, 2015 along with his esteemed delegation.
Hon. Governor expressed that he was impressed with the achievements of SkipperSeil Group worldwide and especially in Nigeria. He stressed the need and importance of infrastructural development in Nigeria in the areas of Power Generation and Transmission and Agriculture and said that he looked forward to working with the Company in Katsina State in these sectors.
Skipper participated in Africa’s leading Exhibition for the Power Industry, Power Nigeria 2014, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos from October 28-30 October, 2014.
Skipper is a household name in Nigeria and as the lead exhibitor of the show, the Company showcased its capabilities in Energy Management solutions, Package Substation and energy efficient transformers. The products displayed were state-of-the-art and upgraded through our continuous research and development exercises, with the objective of making them more dependable, energy efficient and environment friendly.
Skipper’s extensive stall was visited by a large number of visitors and they were enthused to see Skipper’s new products display. In a parallel session, Mr. Ketan Sehgal – VP Marketing, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria, presented a technical seminar on “Efficiency Improvement Options for the Nigerian Distribution System” on October 28.
Power Nigeria provided a healthy and professional platform for Skipper to interact with its end users and decision makers and to offer them differentiated solutions to improve their operational efficiencies.
Skipper sponsored an interactive meeting with Hon. Dr Olusegun Aganga, Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria, organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The event took place on 11th September 2014 in New Delhi and saw participation from leading business houses and investors with deep interest in Nigeria’s attractive business environment.
The Skipper delegation consisted of senior management from Indian and Nigerian subsidiaries. Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, addressed the gathering and shared her valuable experience and insights as an Indian Investor in Nigeria and about Skipper’s growth as a formidable player in the Nigerian Power Sector. The event was well covered the Indian and African media.
Skipper was proud to welcome the joint power houses of the Nigerian Power Sector to Skipper Corporate Headquarters in Dubai on 25th June 2014. Mr. James Abiodan Olotu, Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (National Integrated Power Projects) and Dr. (Engr.) Abubaker Tambuwal Atiku, Deputy Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria.
Skipper has recently successfully completed a contract for NIPP entailing production and delivery of 9 distribution substations and associated 33kV / 11kV lines across a wide area of coverage in Lagos – Ikeja distribution zone. Mr. Olotu congratulated Skipper for a wonderful business relationship which has culminated in added value for Nigeria’s infrastructure. He added that Skipper has become a blueprint for success in the power and infrastructure industry in Nigeria and an ideal role model for older and newer players in the highly competitive African market. He appreciated Skipper’s efforts to train and develop Nigerian youth in the power industry and contribute to human capacity development in Nigeria.
Dr. (Engr.) Atiku praised Skipper’s product delivery and project execution methodology and expressed confidence in Skipper products with respect to exceptional value for money and durability. He thanked Skipper for being an active participant in the changing landscape of Nigeria and invited Skipper to participate in more transmission projects in Nigeria in the near future.
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