RusselSmith, one of Nigeria’s leading oil and gas maintenance and inspection solutions companies, has gained approval to deploy its industrial non-metallic additive manufacturing solution in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) gave the approval for the country’s first industrial 3D manufacturing solution for the oil and gas industry.
RusselSmith’s additive manufacturing solution utilizes advanced 3D printing technology to locally produce fully functional and corrosion-resistant industrial components, saving time and cost for oil and gas companies ordering such parts through traditional supply chain methods. It also reduces companies’ carbon footprints, while improving efficiency in their operations.
“This is a new milestone in the Nigerian energy sector, and we are excited to be leading the charge in industrial 3D manufacturing,” RusselSmith’s CEO, Kayode Adeleke, said in an official statement.
“We are also proud that the NUPRC has once again exhibited its role in the industry as not just a regulator, but a facilitator of business in Nigeria. We are building the foundation for a digital supply chain across Africa, and this is just the beginning. With this approval, our non-metallic additive manufacturing solution is now operational and available to service the needs of the Nigerian market”.
RusselSmith says its additive manufacturing solution utilizes high-performance materials such as super polymers and composites to produce finished parts that are less susceptible to material degradation and corrosion. Super polymers, ideal for diverse applications, are known to endure extreme conditions without compromising their functionality and desirable properties.
Delivered in partnership with Roboze, a renowned provider of Industrial 3D Printing systems, RusselSmith is betting on its extensive technical capabilities to digitize supply chains, optimize production processes and advance manufacturing in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
In January, the Nigerian services company joined Roboze 3D Parts Network, becoming part of a network of specialized additive manufacturing centres that use Roboze ARGO Production technology and are able to deliver on complex designs and difficult engineering challenges.
“We at Roboze are proud to be associated with this innovative development,” CEO of Roboze Alessio Lorusso said, referring to RusselSmith’s latest landmark approval in Nigeria.
“The approval by the NUPRC for the use of this additive manufacturing technology is a significant step forward for Nigeria’s energy sector in embracing digitalization, and we are fully committed to supporting our partner, RusselSmith, with our expertise and global network to ensure the success of this solution.”