Nexus

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Our Journey of Firsts

The “Nexus Alliance Firsts” Concept  has helped our demanding clients achieve dramatic and sustainable improvements in operational efficiencies and overall long-term goals through innovative solutions that address their unique challenges.

Our integrated service framework supports the collaborative coupling of our service lines of Technology, Competency Development, Asset Operations, and Maintenance capabilities to allow us to accomplish this concept.

Some of our projects that exemplify the successful outcome of this concept include:

Shell

Shell Intensive Training Programme (SITP).

Duration: January 1998 – June 2009

The SITP Programme, the first of its kind in the industry, was established in 1998 with the objective of using British educational standards and quality to develop the skills of young Nigerian graduates and technicians and to prepare them for employment in the oil industry. The company enlisted the services of Robert Gordon University and Nexus Alliance / Ipedex, two organizations engaged in developing staff to design and deliver the Programme. The SITP Programme has two distinct components.

The SITP1 component is intended for technical engineering/science graduates.  The students (designated as Trainees) are recruited in Nigeria through a rigorous selection process. Recruits to SITP1 are required undergo a one-year intensive training programme during which they are staff members of the Company. There were three specialisations available: Engineering, IT and Geology.  The programme was converted to a Masters Level Programme in 2001.  On recruitment, Trainees are informed that the training will be both challenging and intensive. Upon successful completion of the training, the Trainees are posted on their first job assignment in either Field Engineering or Production Engineering.  During the 1-year programme, Trainees are provided with full board and accommodation and there is, at Edjeba Learning Village, Warri; where both SITP 1 and SITP 2 are based, a purpose-designed learning environment. Around 1000 Engineers have completed SITP 1 since 1998.

The SITP2 program has been developed for school leavers with a technical background. In SITP2, there are three areas of specialisation: Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology, with Production Operations common to all of them. The training from 1998 until 2005 was provided by Nexus Alliance Limited in conjunction with the Ipedex Group (Aberdeen, UK) it was taken over 100% by Nexus Alliance in 2006.  At the end of the training, the technicians receive a City and Guilds Technicians Diploma. The affiliation with City and Guilds International of London enables graduates of the programme to obtain the internationally recognised Technician Diploma. Around 700 Technicians have completed SITP 2 since 1998.

NAPIMS

NAPIMS Budget, Cash call and Performance Process (BCPpro)

Duration: October 2017 – On-going

The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) – the NNPC subsidiary managing the investments of the country in the petroleum sector – has for years been managing the Joint Ventures (JV) and Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) with the IOC’s and other operators.

This innovative application facilitates the Organization and its Joint Venture Operating partners in the preparation and approval of annual budgets on oil and gas projects they wish to undertake. It goes on to facilitate, manage and track the ensuing Cash calls made on Budget line items and providing some performance evaluation of these budgets. At the core of the application is the electronic implementation of the organization’s Budget, Cash call, Performance Management and Budget Realignment business processes.

The current system is expensive, cumbersome and very disparate. The budget and performance exercises invariably involved several groups of NAPIMS engineers meeting with the operators of the JV’s individually. The implied advantage of benchmarking is totally absent since there is no central repository of data and inefficiencies abound.

The NAPIMS proprietary cross platform web-based solution (BCPpro) developed by Nexus will allow both NAPIMS and its Joint Venture and Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Operators run key facets of their business in real time, unifying budget, cash call, performance and related transactions on a single collaborative platform, for smarter innovations, faster business processes, and simpler interactions.

GACN

Price Aggregation Rule (PAR) Systems for GACN

The Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (GACN) was established for the purpose of stimulating growth of natural gas utilization in the Nigerian domestic market, further to the statutory requirement of the National Domestic Gas Supply and pricing regulations.

Nexus Alliance Limited worked with GACN to develop, install and commission a solution by which GACN can manage the aggregation process mentioned below and associated with gas sales in Nigeria.

The Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (GACN), the “Aggregator”, as part of its functions as stipulated in The National Domestic Gas Supply and Pricing Policy 2008, is to manage and coordinate payments for gas supplies to Sellers under the FGN stipulated Domestic Supply Obligation (DSO) as derived from the Gas Sale & Aggregation Agreements (GSAAs) and Price Aggregation Rules.

These Price Aggregation Rules will apply to all GSAA gas volumes sold under the FGN stipulated Domestic Supply Obligation as maybe communicated to Supplier(s) from time to time by Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). As part of the conditions for GSAA, supplier signs unto a Price Aggregation Rules Agreement (PARA) which is the base for revenue aggregation under this process. References in the attached Price Aggregation Rules Agreement to specific Articles refer to the standard Gas Sale & Aggregation Agreement also attached. GSAAs under this framework will follow a common template, although specific bilateral terms or conditions may vary.

The PAR System, developed by Nexus, is a software system to be used for the seamless administration of the aggregation process to enable GACN carry out its obligations both under the GSAA and Price Aggregation Rules Agreement.

NLNG

NLNG’s Plant Asset Master Data Remediation Works.

Duration: September 2020 – On-going

This project highlights our most recent involvement with Nigeria LNG Limited where we won a contract valued at $4 million to remediate her Plant Assets Master data in readiness of their planned migration of her Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Indeed, this is a great leap in our multiple endeavours to establish more footprint in Nigeria’s oil and gas establishments, and our strategy to be positioned for more opportunities within NLNG specifically, considering her track record in operational sustainability and growth.

The “Plant Asset Master Data Remediation works” as awarded by NLNG entails Cleansing, Transformation, Enrichment, Governance and Migration of plant assets master data. In the course of tendering, we partnered with a US based company leading the market share in data remediation activities, automation and governance of plant assets master data across various industries.

Plants can only be efficiently maintained if her assets are well registered during project handover, and a structured Management of Change (MOC) process is established to manage all changes happening through different channels (e.g. Turnarounds, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Minor plant changes, Projects etc.) during the life cycle of the asset. Many reputable assets across the world today struggle to achieve this, which ultimately affect plant integrity, efficiency, decision making, operational availability, HSE and ultimately, profitability due to salient losses that could grow to significant values in the P & L over time.

This has led to companies waking up to the call to pay attention to the health of their Plant Assets master data, so as to remediate these issues and efficiently manage the asset. The resultant effect is that this niche specialist market is growing and we, Nexus Alliance Limited, are doing what we can to position ourselves in the West African market in view of the opportunities we envisage in the next couple of years.

A word from our CEO

Since 1998, Nexus Alliance has served businesses with significant industrial assets in the energy and infrastructure industries globally, developing competencies and capabilities in People, streamlining Processes And Procedures for optimal Asset Performance, and Design Engineering solutions to optimize efficiencies in our clients’ businesses.

From our inception as a single business entity some 20 years ago we have undergone continuous growth, both organic and inorganic, resulting in our current organizational structure which comprises a parent company, wholly-owned sister companies, several substantially-owned affiliated organizations, and all backed by various international household name business partners.

This development now confers upon us the assets, facilities, expertise, and international experience allowing us to deliver Energy and related industry projects, at any stage of an Asset’s Life Cycle, in any geographical location.

Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance all fall within our remit, together with the necessary related Technologies, systems, procedures, documentation and training of personnel.

Some of our top tier clientele – ExxonMobil, Chevron, SPIE, Shell and the National Oil Corporation, NNPC – testify to our claims to deliver efficient, effective and value-driven solutions to any client need, whether concerned with single discipline, multi-discipline or total life cycle issues.

Health, Safety and real concern for the Environment are paramount among our operational values and our history of minimal Lost Time Incidents bears witness to this fact

Our Ultimate Goal is to be a major player in the Green Energy Space as underpinned by our Core Value System which drives all we do.

So why not take a close look at our website, where you will find the detailed information you require concerning our enterprise and its many aspects, to allow you to choose us as a future partner.

Welcome to Nexus Alliance!

Board of Directors

Engr. (Dr.) Okechukwu John MBONU
Chairman

Engr. (Dr.) Okechukwu John MBONU: Dr. Okechukwu John (OJ) MBONU was awarded a Shell-BP Overseas scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK. In 1977, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. degree, with first class honours and four academic prizes). In 1978, on completion of his National Youth Service with Shell-BP, he returned to the UK. At Manchester University, UK, he was awarded the prestigious Manchester University Noel Philip Bedson Research Scholarship which in 1982 led to the award of a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

OJ started his career as an engineer with Nigerian Breweries Plc in 1982. After his training programme, he held several engineering positions (including, Chief Engineer, Aba and Chief Engineer, Lagos). In 1989 he was posted to Heineken Technical Services (HTS) in The Netherlands for a one-year development programme. He returned from The Netherlands in 1990 and was appointed the Engineering Manager of Nigerian Breweries Plc in 1990. The first Nigerian to be so appointed.

In 1996, he was “seconded” by Nigerian Breweries Plc to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on contract. Whilst in SPDC, he successfully designed and commissioned a “green field” and tailor made pre-recruitment Special Intensive Training Programmes (SITP-1 and SITP-2) located in Warri and Port Harcourt respectively. After the contract with SPDC, he returned to Nigerian Breweries Plc in January, 1999 and was elevated to the Board of Nigerian Breweries Plc as the company’s Human Resource Director (HRD) in November, 1999. He was appointed as the Customer Service Director (CSD) of the company in November, 2001. In March, 2005, he was “seconded” by Nigerian Breweries Plc to Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Freetown as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company.

In August, 2009 OJ retired from the services of Nigerian Breweries Plc and joined the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Nigeria Limited as a Director in their Consultant Practice. As part of his career development, OJ has attended several local and international learning events including courses at INSEAD France; Stanford USA, WHARTON School USA; IMD Switzerland, and Heineken University Holland. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE) and a Fellow of the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers (FSLIE).

Kenneth Dan-Anyiam
MD/CEO

Mr. Kenneth Dan-Anyiam is a 1980 Economics graduate of the University of Lagos, completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS).

Following a keen aspiration to be an independent entrepreneur, yet mindful of the need to get structured training, he interned with Cross Ocean, a UK business consulting group for a year. After this stint, he immediately launched himself into a business career by setting up a market entry consulting firm, Ellis and Watts, focused on bringing multinational giants to berth in Africa. This early start has now culminated in over thirty-five (35) years experience in business, particularly in the Oil and Gas and the Defense industries.

Kenneth has considerable business knowledge of the oil and gas industry. He also has significant international exposure and has interacted extensively with key players in the industry globally and locally. His area of specialization however, is in the conceptualization and implementation of projects at both the local and international levels. These projects have been executed in the form of joint ventures and other operational structures as dictated by the nature of the business and environment.

He sits on the board of several organizations by virtue of his wide knowledge base, strategic thinking, value adding mindset, clear focus on achieving stakeholder objectives and commitment to business and personal integrity.

In his personal time, Kenneth has an enthusiastic interest in organic agriculture through his involvement with Solar Wheels Limited, a model farm situated in Lagos, a central point from which socio-economic initiatives covering education, job creation, food security, and agricultural value chain efficiency are directed. The farm strives to utilize organic and environmentally-sound approaches and educates farmers and the local community.

Akinlolu Idowu
Executive Director/COO

Akin Idowu Engineering degree from the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) Nigeria and an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He is SAP R/3 FI (v 4.0) Certified. Trained as an Engineer, he worked for 4 years at the Delta Steel Complex Aladja before travelling to the UK to pursue a career in Finance and Accounting.

Akin is a management consultant with over 25 years experience in Business Systems Implementation; Change Management; Technical Training and Manpower Development primarily in manufacturing and Oil and Gas Industries. He is certified in SAP R/3 (FICO) and has implemented 4 Full Life Cycles as well as a number of other SAP pre-sales and optimization projects. His past experience in very senior positions in finance and accounting functions gives him a unique insight into business process analysis and design. His additional skills include but are not limited to project management, training, team leading and change management.

Akin currently serves as the Executive Director, Strategic Services & Finance with the primary responsibility developing the business service offerings across  Learning and Competency Development, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Engineering Support. His role as the Finance Director, has him overseeing the company finances, assuring the fiscal growth and improving the revenue base of the company.

As Chief Operations Officer of Nexus Alliance, he is also tasked with ensuring the day to day operations across all the business subsidiaries run seamlessly.

His interests are travelling and reading historical literature.

Ken Igboanugo
Executive Director

Ken Igboanugo has a B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry; B. Eng. (Hons) Petroleum Engineering and an MBA Project Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri.

Ken has over 25 years post-qualification experience in operations, maintenance, project management and administration in the manufacturing sector and Oil and Gas Industry in multicultural and multilingual environments. He started his career at the National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) as a Graduate Trainee in 1986 and rose to Supervisor, Superintendent, Production Manager and Admin Manager in 2002.

His dedication to service was recognised through commendations such as safety awards for the safest plant for 5 years running from 1992 – 1997 and the best staff award in 1994.  He later joined Enereco Engineering Services Limited as a Business Development Manager , coordinating many successful projects with SHELL, AGIP and SAIPEM.

At Nexus Alliance, Ken is the Executive Director in charge of Technical Services with the primary responsibility of developing and managing the company’s Asset and Maintenance Integrity Engineering service offerings and applying his skills to Business Development, Project Management and Consulting.

He currently heads the Port Harcourt Office with a team of over 12 Engineers and consultants delivering various strategic oil and gas projects.

Arc. Mansur Kurfi Ahmadu
Non-Executive Director

Arc. Mansur Kurfi Ahmadu obtained his B.Sc.(Arc) and M.Sc (Arc) from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 1971-1977. He later went to the UK and obtained a Post- Graduate Diploma (Urban Planning) from the A-A Architecture School, London – 1981-1982; followed by an M.Sc. ( Project Management) t the University of Reading, UK – 1989-1991 and then a Certificate in Managing Professional Firms from the Harvard University Business School, Boston, USA-2006.

His work life span many organisations across different countries including Multi-Systems Limited- Partner/Director – 1984 – Date; Benna Associates/Kenzo Tange& Urtec, Japan – 1981 – 1984; Kenzo Tange`s office in Tokyo, Japan – 1981 – Jan to June; Rational Architects, Ibadan – 1977 – 1978, 1979-1980; Federal Capital Development Authority—1978- 1979.

He has served and is still serving on several national and corporate boards in various board leadership positions as enumerated hereafter; Chairman NIA Education Board – 2010-2014; Chairman of Education, Commonwealth Assoc. of Architects. – 2007-March 2016; Member NIA Education Board – 1988-Date; Member Federal Government delegation to Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Forum in Washington DC – 2012; Chairman NIA Electoral Board – 2007-2010; Chairman NIA International Affairs – 1990-1994; Chairman B.O.T. of Project Management Development Assoc. of Nigeria – 2013-date

Mr. Sam Gambrah
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Sam Gambrah has over 40 years oil Industry experience, including over 33 years with the Chevron Oil Corporation. Within Chevron Corporation, Sam had 17 years of experience in the US Refining downstream. He was the Refinery Manager for the Chevron El Segundo Refinery in Los Angeles, Ca. The refinery processes 500,000 barrels of crude oil per calendar day and manufactures variety of complex deep refined products.

He also spent 16 years in Upstream oil and gas operations in Nigeria. He was responsible for developing the successful Chevron Escravos Oil and Gas Processing Complex in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, plus the Chevron Training College in West Africa which has become Chevron’s template for integration and successful operation and personnel development for Chevron’s global workforce of 55,000 employees worldwide including USA.

Sam was the General Manger of Operations responsible for the production of 600,000 barrels per day of export quality crude oil and the processing 1 billion scf per day of raw gas and export liquid gas products such as LPG, GTL liquids and gas condensate. His expertise lies in conceptualizing and implementing projects in the local and international arena that involve complex transactions with multinational companies. He has held several positions of increasing responsibilities and managed several multimillion dollar projects in his capacity as Director for Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL). His technical knowledge includes project management, facility maintenance, operations and personnel development.

Now retired from Chevron-Sam today is Chairman of Gamma Group of Dubai, Gamank Investment Limited of Ghana–a medium sized oil and refined products trading group in Ghana and Ultimate Beige Logistics Limited of Ghana that manages Marine vessels and Husbandry agency and crew manning for oil and gas exploratory vessels including FPSOs in the West Africa region.

Sam has a Masters’ degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ghana. He is married with three children.

Corporate Management

The main thrust of our corporate management team is to deliver exceptional service to our clients, deploying the right complement of people and tools.

We are proud of their competence and dedication to our customers. Their ability to continually meet and exceed the evolving expectations of our clients, realizing often underutilized resources, results in unleashing untapped production levels within our clients’ organizations.

Chief Executive Officer
Director, Technical Services
Chief Operations Officer
Business Support Services Leader

Our Clients

Our clients are generally businesses with significant human and physical assets such as Oil & Gas, Refinery and Infrastructure service providers.