InterMoor has appointed Folabi Bolatiwa as general manager in Nigeria. Bolatiwa will be responsible for overseeing the company’s continued growth in the region.
InterMoor is globally renowned for providing integrated solutions that include the design, provision and installation of both temporary and permanent moorings, as well as customized foundation and subsea installation and recovery services. The company has worked in West Africa for more than 10 years, and has bases in Luanda and Malongo in Angola. The company has extensive experience with rig moves and mooring campaigns in Angola, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. In 2014, InterMoor formed a joint venture agreement with a local partner in Nigeria to ensure an effective local engagement with the Nigerian oil and gas market.
Bolatiwa joined InterMoor in 2007 as an engineer and has more than 10 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, gained in engineering, operations and management roles. He served as InterMoor’s Gulf of Guinea operations manager and helped launch the business in Nigeria. Bolatiwa spent the last 8 years working in Africa; in Angola as an engineer and a specialist in the co-ordination of mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) and FPSO mooring systems installations, repairs, maintenance and recovery, and in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Ghana in an operations capacity. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering in 2006.
Tom Fulton, global president, InterMoor, said, “We see Nigeria as an area of growth for InterMoor. The company has established a presence in Nigeria for more than 2 years, providing rig and barge move services, engineering services, FPSO mooring repair and maintenance services to Transocean, ENI, NPDC, Total, Addax, CAMAC, Bumi Armada and Shell. Our innovative and cost-efficient method of operation adds significant value for our clients, especially in this current market.”
Bolatiwa said, “I am looking forward to working alongside InterMoor’s West Africa regional manager and West Africa controller, and overseeing the commercial, business development and operations side of InterMoor’s current joint venture in Nigeria. Additionally, I will be focused on continuing the successful growth of InterMoor’s presence in the region.”