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Sequel to dollar squeeze, import substitution:
Geepee Industries Plan HDPE Pipes, Floaters Made in Nigeria.


All is now set for Geepee Industries Ltd to commence the revolutionary production of HDPE pipes, floaters and other plastic items for dredging operations in Nigeria. The pipes which are indispensable for dredging and drainage operations have never been produced in-country. They are currently imported as either brand new or fairly used. The new development will save Nigeria’s struggling economy hard-earned foreign exchange and ease the financial burden of dredger operators who use tons of the equipment annually in their sand mining activities. With the high scope of dredging activities in Nigeria, especially in Lagos and the Niger Delta, the usage of HDPE pipes and floaters is inescapably very high as the feed stock that transports sand and slurry materials from the dredger to the sand field, sometimes two or three kilometres away.

Geepee Industries Ltd are leading plastic manufacturers in Nigeria with a track record of over 39 years and clientele ranging from consumer items, civil engineering to the telecoms sector and many commercial operators in between. There’s hardly an urban, semi-urban or even rural household that is not using their products, which come in handy mostly for storing large quantities of water and other liquids or chemicals. With a product bouquet of over 250 manufactured articles, Geepee Industries Ltd is perhaps the most prolific plastic manufacturer in Africa. In Nigeria where it boasts of over 500 dealers, its retailers defy enumeration because of the propensity for easy self-employment which selling the products generates in a country with high unemployment numbers. In fact, the market absorbs the plastic products because of their affordability, quality and reliability. The rugged Geepee tanks, for example, are known to last for decades and are preferred by all homes which generate their own water supply through boreholes and wells.

The popularity of the water tanks bred the symbiosis between the manufacturer and the market place. Thus, the first generation of water tanks measuring 500, 1000 and 3000 litres were soon overtaken by bigger volumes from 10,000 up to 30,000 litres. The company is looking to soon introduce the 50,000-litre tank following positive feedback from the market. Moreover, the flexible production capacity of the company has given opportunity to operators with special specifications to be satisfied. In fact, the versatile production activities of Geepee Industries Ltd have foreclosed the importation of any conventional plastic products into the Nigerian market, thereby saving the country much foreign exchange.

With its new project to delve into the production of HDPE pipes, floaters and other plastic items for dredging industry the revolutionary streak of Geepee Industries products is about to uplift the Nigerian dredging industry with affordable accessories at a time of serious economic downturn due to the fall in global crude oil prices, oil being the main stay of the Nigerian economy. Moreover, the new products will cause a positive sea change by lowering the cost of dredging operations, because of the central role pipes and floaters play in mechanized sand mining.

It is estimated that a dredger that is moored 300 metres from the sand dump will require at least 25 HDPE pipes to transport the slurry materials to the field at any point in time while pumping. Any of the pipes in the chain can burst or crack at any time due to the vagaries of the production process. Bust pipes have to be changed to save the production from being wasted along the line. Even if no such defaults were experienced on the pipeline, the lifespan of pipes that have been in use for continuous production of sand could be six month, after which they should be changed. For dredgers moored at longer distances from the sand dump, such as 600 metres, 1,000 metres or 2,000 metres, the number of pipes in the pipeline could be 50, 140 or 280, respectively.

With the multiplicity of dredging sites all over Lagos, the south west states and the Niger Delta region, the sheer number of pipes required for the expanding dredging industry in Nigeria has encouraged a burgeoning market that supplies the sector. In the absence of local production, all pipes are imported mostly from Europe (Italy), the USA and Southeast Asia, mainly China. This represents the competition for Geepee Industries’ HDPE pipes and floaters. But, according to Mr. N. Kumar, the Group Executive Director of the company, the advantages of local production include cheaper cost of pipes, lower transport costs, no need for large stock of inventory which ties down working capital, flexibility of supplying bespoke pipes of unconventional measurements and sizes, freedom from foreign exchange processing and importation hassles and closer after sales services at comparatively lower costs.
The company plans to host a stakeholders’ forum next month to rub minds with industry chieftains and operators and create a wider platform for an inclusive product offering which will be highly absorbed by the industry upon roll-out.

         
             


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How will the Dredging Industry fare during the Economic Downturn?

The dominant trend in today’s world is the global economic challenges of tumbling crude oil prices. For mono-crop economies such as Nigeria, the prescription seems to be unanimous that agriculture and the solid mineral sector offer the best promises for diversification. However, how will the dredging industry fare under such uncertain scenarios?
There is no gainsaying the fact that some trends of economic growth and expansion arising from population explosion will continue to benefit states like Lagos and neighbouring Ogun state, because of the former’s status as a megacity and the biggest maritime gateway for Nigeria. The latter is a beneficiary of the spillover effect of the enlargement of the Lagos megalopolis. Read More...

 

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