The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd has refuted recent claims suggesting plans for a complete shutdown of its six-train facility for maintenance in the coming year.
Reports over the weekend had indicated that the company was considering a total shutdown of its 22 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) plant in Finima, Bonny Island, Rivers State, for maintenance starting in February or March 2024.
In response, NLNG’s General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development, Andy Odeh, stated on Monday that these reports are false.
Odeh clarified that routine turnaround maintenance, involving the temporary shutdown of a specific unit for maintenance purposes, does not entail a complete shutdown of the entire plant.
He emphasized that NLNG has a proven record of conducting maintenance without disrupting production, ensuring the safe and uninterrupted operation of its assets.
The planned maintenance is part of the company’s regular production calendar, and meticulous planning allows for minimal impact on overall production during these activities.
NLNG expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of factual accuracy in the report, emphasizing its commitment to safety and operational efficiency.