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  • LEGAL
  • HISTORY
  • VISION, MISSION STATEMENT AND CORPORATE VALUES
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
  • LIMBE SHIPYARD PROJECT
  • POTENTIAL
  • MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS

CORPORATE NAME: The Company's name is CAMEROON SHIPYARD AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LIMITED abbreviated "CNIC ".
LEGAL FORM: The Company is a public limited company with mixed management board.
HEADQUARTERS: The head office is in DOUALA, Wouri division, shipbuilding and repairs quay (Upstream Port Zone), PO Box 2389.
SHARE CAPITAL: The share capital is set at eighteen billion eight hundred and forty-two million seven hundred thousand (18,842,700,000) FCFA.
REGISTRATION: No. RC / DLA / 1988 / B / 5565
Tax Payer’s registration N°: 028800000369S
Corporate mission:

  • Shipbuilding and Ship repairs;
  • Maintenance of onshore &offshore oil equipment;
  • Industrial works; Repair and manufacture of containers;
  • The creation or acquisition of interest in the capital of companies;
  • The carrying out of all commercial operations likely to lead to the development of social affairs, in whatever form, even through the creation of companies, to contribute to existing companies, to merge with them, to sell to these companies, all or part of its movable rights, subscription, purchase, sale of title, social rights sponsorship;
  • And more generally all operations of any nature whatsoever, economic or legal, financial, civil or commercial, which may be related, directly or indirectly, to this object or to all similar objects, related or complementary.
CONTACTS : Tél : +237 233 40 15 60/233 40 34 88/233 40 66 94/ 233 40 47 71
                            Fax : +237 233 40 61 99
                            Email : enquiries@cnicyard.com cnic@cnicyard.com
                            Site web : www.cnicyard.com
General Manager : Roland Maxime Aka’a Ndi’i

The idea of creating a ship repair company was born in 1982 and was a perfect response to the government's concern to make the national maritime sector the flagship of Cameroonian industry. The Directorate of Equipment and Workshops (DMA) of the former ONPC, which was in charge of repairing the internal fleet of the Office, was then entrusted with the task of carrying out the necessary reflection for the creation of Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun S.A. (CNIC) as an autonomous company, distinct from the ONPC. This Directorate was equipped with two Floating Docks with a lifting capacity of 500 and 1000 tons, a small mechanical and boiler making workshop. The steps taken since then (feasibility study, search for technical partners, order for a new 10,000-ton Floating Dock from a German manufacturer) led to the creation of the CNIC on February 5, 1988.

Absorption of the Industrial Union for Cameroon (UIC) by CNIC

The Union Industriel pour le Cameroun (UIC) has been 100% owned by CNIC since October 2003. Created in 1964 by the UIE group, UIC was taken over, in turn, in 1984 by the French group Bouygues Offshore, and in 2002 by the Italian group Saipem. Indeed, in its strategy of development of its activities and in view of preparing the ground to make the Yard Pétrolier de Limbé a real industrial pole, the Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun has initiated an operation in the sense of horizontal consultation. To its main activities of ship repairs, mobile oil platforms and industrial works, it has integrated those of UIC which deal with the repair of fixed oil platforms on the high seas and industrial works. With this operation, CNIC covers the whole field of oil platform repair (mobile and fixed), which constitutes a diversification of the activity, and it is also developing the field of industrial works. CNIC is acquiring a base area of 50 000 m² with a quay 200 metres long and 30 metres wide with a minimum draught of 6 metres.

Limbe Shipyard Project's objective

CNIC's spectacular growth in this sector in recent years has been hampered by the natural constraints of the Douala site, namely: the shallow draft, the long and narrow access channel, turbid waters for underwater inspections of equipment and limited space for expansion. In February 2005, the Limbé Oil Yard project was launched. It will provide the CNIC with a modern and appropriate industrial infrastructure for the rehabilitation and repair of oil platforms. Indeed, the YPL site is located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, close to the most important offshore oil fields of the Gulf of Guinea offers the following advantages : Deep waters (-12m) close to the coast, Direct access to the sea (accessible 24/24h and huge potential for hosting large oil and marine units), Clear waters facilitating underwater inspections and other various nautical tests, Virgin site, suitable for major ship repair and offshore work, Land available near the industrial site for the development of subcontracting activities.

The Kribi offensive

The Government of Cameroon has initiated a comprehensive medium- and long-term development vision entitled: "Cameroon Vision 2035". It is from this perspective that the Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun S.A (CNIC) and the Port Autonome de Kribi (PAK) have agreed to set up a collaboration framework for the implementation of maintenance, shipbuilding and industrial works at the PAK site in Mboro. This collaboration was sealed on August 9, 2019 in the city of Kribi, by the signing of a partnership agreement between the two companies.

VISION

Be a partner of solution for industrial engineering, marine and offshore industry in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa.

MISSION STATEMENT

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Provide to our customers quality services at a competitive price, on time and according to safety and environmental standards.

CORPORATE VALUES

In order to achieve our vision, we must respect the following values:
  • Commitment to HSE Zero incident / accident, zero loss for people and assets, zero harm to the environment ;
  • Leadership Lead by example and stimulate employees involvement;
  • Customer focus Win / win Partnership;
  • Integrity Act with honesty and ethics;
  • Team spirit Together Each Achieves More.

Governance is the way a company is organized, managed and controlled. At CNIC, it is done through:

  • Principal Actors;
  • Indirect actors;
  • Tools of governance;
  • Princpal administrative texts and control of the enterprise;
  • The rules of governance at CNIC.

Principal Actors

Shareholders

Companies Shares contributions Nb. of shares  Website
Ministry of Finance Seven Billion, nine fifty three million, five hundred and seventy thousands (7 953 570 000) FCFA 795.357  http://www.minfi.gov.cm/
Port Authority of Douala (former ONPC) Four billion, one hundred and eighty million, four hundred and ninety thousands (4 188 490 000) FCFA 418 849  http://www.pad.cm
National Social Insurance Fund Three billion, three hundred and forty two million, nine hundred thousand FCFA (3 342 900 000) FCFA 334 290  https://www.nsif.cm
National hydrocarbon stabilisation Fund One billion, nine hundred and eighty five million, nine hundred and twenty thousands (1 985 920 000) FCFA 198 592  https://www.hpsf.cm
National Hydrocarbon Corporation One Billion, two hundred and seventy nine million, nine hundred and eighty two thousands (1 279 820 000) FCFA 127 982  http://www.hnc.cm/
Consignation et Logistique du Golfe de Guinée (former CAMSHIP) Ninety two millions FCFA (92 000 000) FCFA 9 200  https://clgg-cm.com

 

Board of Directors

Shareholders of CNIC

Companies Role
M. Louis Claude NYASSA Chairman of the Board
M.NDOZENG KOUAN Magloire Representative HNC
M. NGANGO EBANDJO Eugène Representative HNC
M. LIBOCK Serge Alain Representative MINFI
M. MOUKOKO NJOH Charles Representative PAD
Mme ETOUNDI Rita Serène Representative HPSF
M. TOUENGUENE Victor Emmanuel Representative CLGG
Mme ASIM ABISONE Hortense Representative NSIF
M. NGIDJOL BEA Joseph Roger Representative MINTRANS
M. ETOUNDI BILOA Linda Carole Representative PRC

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES OF CNIC

Remuneration committee

President: M. LIBOCK Serge Alain, Representative MINFI
Membres :

  • M. NGANGO EBANDJO Eugène, Representative HNC
  • Mme ASIM ABISONE Hortense, Representative NSIF
  • Mme ETOUNDI Rita Serène, Representative HPSF

Audit Committee

Président: Mme ETOUNDI Rita Serène, Representative HPSF
Membres :

  • M. NDOZENG KOUAN Magloire, Representative HNC
  • M. NGANGO EBANDJO Eugène, Representative HNC
  • Mme ASIM ABISONE Hortense, Representative NSIF
  • M. TOUENGUENE Victor Emmanuel, Representative CLGG

Adhoc committee for the follow-up of restructuring program

Président: Mme ASIM ABISONE Hortense, Representative NSIF
Membres :

  • M. LIBOCK Serge Alain, Representative MINFI
  • M. MOUKOKO NJOH Charles, Representative PAD
  • M. NGANGO EBANDJO Eugène, Representative HNC

MANAGEMENT TEAM OF CNIC

Président du Conseil d’Administration M. Louis Claude NYASSA
Nommé par Première Résolution du Conseil d’Administration du 31 mars 1988
Directeur Général M. AKA'A NDI'I Roland Maxime
Appointed on the 26th of june 2020 by Résolution n°01/20/CA/CNIC of the extraordinary session of board
Directeur Général Adjoint M. WEBNJOH Abel Bobuin Bisiya
Appointed on the 26th of june 2020 by Résolution n°01/20/CA/CNIC of the extraordinary session of board
TECHNICAL ADVISOR, MARKETING AND OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jean Alain Charles DORIER
PERSONAL ASSISTANT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER
NGOH MOTTO Ebenezer
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT IN CHARGE OF MANAGEMENT
MOHAMAN SANI Poussami
HEAD OF PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
PAMBOUNDAM MAMA
INTERIM HEAD OF MARKETING DEPARTMENT
MEBEGUE Yves Julien
HEAD OF AGENCY AND TRANSIT DEPARTMENT
ATABONG Lucia AZENJU
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT IN CHARGE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
YONGA Clovis
INTERIM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
NGANDO Hermine Yolande
INTERIM HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
ATANGA ABOUDI Omer Abdon
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT IN CHARGE OF INTERNAL AUDITING
MELINGUI AYINA
HEAD OF PROCUREMENT, WHAREHOUSE AND PUBLIC CONTRACTS DEPARTMENT
ATOUGA EDENE Jules Roger
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FOR QUALITY, HEALTH,SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
ANOLONG Emeranda Ndikum
INTERIM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS AND ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE
BILO'O Annie Christine
HEAD OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
BIKOI Simon Ledoux

Indirect actors

Workers, service suppliers, customers, banks, partners, anybody can have a relationship with CNIC, depending on his/her activities and behaviour.

Tools of governance

The circulation of information through the internet, intranet, electronic mails, physical mails, and notices on bill boards.

PRINICPAL ADMINISTRATIVE TEXTS AND CONTROL OF THE ENTERPRISE

  • Procedure Manuel;
  • Collective convention;
  • The status;
  • The Convention setup;
  • Internal Rules and Regulations;
  • Resolutions of the Board of Directors, etc

The rules of governance at CNIC

  • Transparency;
  • Management through processes;
  • Evaluation of performance (internal and external audit).

FINANCING OF PHASE I

  • AfDB - ;
  • IDB - ;
  • BADEA - ;
  • FMO / BERT - ;
  • ING Bank - ;
  • BDEAC - ;
  • OFID - ;
  • CNIC -

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

The objectives of the Limbe Shipyard Project are:

  • Provide the Cameroon Shipyard (CNIC) with an adequate industrial infrastructure for the rehabilitation and repair of oil rigs;
  • To increase the contributions of the industrial sector in Cameroon's GDP;
  • To provide a platform which can facilitate CNIC’s emergency as a leading shipbuilding, ship repair and oil platforms rehabilitation industry in the Gulf of Guinea;

DESCRIPTION OF PHASE-1

Phase-1, which started in 2005, including four components grouped into an industrial component (45 ha surface area on land and more than 50 ha at sea made available by the Cameroonian Government) and an environmental and social component.

INDUSTRIAL COMPONENT

Studies and recognition of the site

  • Lot 1: Construction of a 700 m long breakwater;
  • Lot 2: Construction of a multipurpose quay of 400 m long at 12m depth;
  • Lot 3: Hydraulic dredging and embankments;
    Lot 3a: Servicing areas of related activities;
    Lot 3b: Mooring and access to the dock;
    Lot 3c: Maritime signalling;
  • Lot 4: Construction of the various buildings, earthworks, utility buildings and utilities;
  • Lot 5: Acquisition of cranes, machine tools;
  • Lot 6: Acquisition of a floating dock with high lifting capacity;

Protection of the environment;

CNIC Capacity Building: Training of staff, construction and equipment of a training centre.

SOCIAL COMPONENT

  • Acquisition of land
  • Development / servicing of a housing site for CNIC staff in Limbe;
  • Construction of 2500 dwellings not yet realized;
  • The resettlement and compensation of the people living near the industrial site and the development of this resettlement site.

SUMMARY STATUS OF THE PROJECT

At the present stage, the site covering a parcel of land of 45 ha, granted to CNIC by the State of Cameroon in 2003.

The project includes an industrial component and a social component.

The Phase I Industrial Component includes marine, terrestrial, land and floating components, capacity building and project management. It comes in the following way:

  • Lot 1: Construction of the 700 m long breakwater: May 2007;
  • Lot 2: Construction of a 400m long multi-purpose quay at 12m depth: All the work was completed and received on October 30th, 2014, in a space having a length of 320m;
  • Lot 3: Dredging and Hydraulic Embankments: The dredging and dereliction work  with a 12m dimension was completed in February 2006.
  • Lot 4: Construction of various Buildings, Earthwork, VRD, Landscaping and Utilities:
    Lot 4a (Earthworks, VRD and Landscaping):Detailed Design Review (ODA): ODA is approved and sent to IDB via MINEPAT.
    Lot 4b: the works of the administrative buildings, Workshops and QHSE were completed and received since June 2014.
    Lot 4c: (Utility Networks):ODA approved and forwarded to IDB via MINEPAT.
  • Lot 5: Acquisition of mobile cranes, machine tools and workshop equipment: The equipment acquisition process is underway.
  • Lot 6: Acquisition of a large capacity dock: The Financial Study is approved and forwarded to the IDB
  • Environmental protection: a very important aspect taken into account in all phases of project implementation.

    An environmental action plan was developed following the recommendations of the AfDB expert.

    A weekly follow-up of the implementation of AfDB recommendations is conducted.

    A Request for No Objection to the AfDB for the Limbe environmental audit firm by CNIC was forwarded to the AfDB.

    A Request for No Objection for the completion of a Marine Environmental Impact Assessment at the African Development Bank.

CNIC has relevant equipment and facilities for a shipyard to serve the needs of clients in rig repair/conversion and ship repairs. These facilities have significantly increased since the Limbe Shipyard site became operational.

CERTIFICATES

  • Ultrasonic Tickness Measurements Certificate;
  • Certification to ISO 9001 ongoing

Informations générales sur les chantiers

Description Douala Yard Limbe Yard
Road access Yes Yes
Rail access Yes No
Air access Douala International Airport Douala International Airport
Sea access Direct access to Atlantic Ocean Direct access to Atlantic Ocean
Max water depth 6.9m 14.9 m
Tide range 1.85 m to 2.90m 1.85 m to 2.90m
Distance to open sea 25 Km 0 Km
Covered Fabrication area 5,000m2 12,800 m2
Blasting and painting area 1,500m2 10,000m2
Warehouse and Storage area 2,000m2 600m2 + 20,000m2
Assembly and erection area 2,000m2 20,000m2
Bathymetry available available

Quay side facilities

Douala

  • Logistic Quay : Lenght: 200m Water, Depth : 5m at low tide;
  • Berth 17: location of our 10,000T & 500T drydocks;
  • Covered workshops: 5,000m2;
  • Covered warehouses: 10,000m2;
  • Uncovered area for storage and various fabrication: 20,000m2.

Limbe

  • Quay wall : 400m, water Depth 12m at low tide protected by a 700m long breakwater;
  • Mooring bollards: 50 and 100 tons;
  • Covered workshops: 5 000m2;
  • Covered service workshops: 1,200m2;
  • Uncovered area for storage and various fabrication: 40,000m2

LIMBE Yard details

CNIC has developped a vast facility in LIMBE on the Atlantic shoreline, less than one hour's drive from the main commercial city of Douala on a good asphalt road. The Limbe site has several natural and professional advantages.

Advantages

  • 400m service quay available;
  • 700m breakwater available;
  • Min depth: 12m;
  • Deep and clear water especially for underwater inspections;
  • Round the clock direct access to the Atlantic Ocean;
  • Available land for further expansion(40ha).

Many projects have been already executed, for instance NOBLE TOMMY CRAIGHEAD, PRIDE CABINDA, SANAGA I PLATFORM, BECUNA, FODLA,DAGDA and many others.

OUR EQUIPMENTS

Dry docks

  • 10,000TLC (Length 172m x Inner Breath 33m);
  • 1,000TLC (Length 63m x Inner Breath 13.5m);
  • 500TLC (Length 36m x Inner Breath 13.5m). 

Lifting Equipment

  • Mobile Cranes: Ranging from 25T to 200T lifting capacity;
  • Forklift Trucks : Ranging from 2.5T to 12T lifting capacity.

Other floating equipment

  • 01 service boat (CNIC2-1200HP);
  • 01 work barge of 25 x 8 x 2m;
  • 01 work barge of 28.60 x 20.10x3.50m;
  • 01 cargo barge of 104m x24m

Transport equipment

  • 01 Low loader (60T);
  • 02 semi trailer trucks;
  • 02 crane trucks;
  • 01 tipper truck
  • 10 pick-up
  • Personnel and customers' buses. 

Équipement de production

  • Electric and Diesel welding machines (for SMAW, GMAW, TIG, FCAW welding);
  • Blasting and Painting Equipment;
  • Scaffolding equipment;
  • Cooling pumps;
  • FFI pumps;
  • Cutting equipments & tools;
  • Machining equipment (lathes, drills, milling machines etc.);
  • Electric and Diesel compressors (212/hour and up to 10 bars);
  • High pressure pumps ( up to 500 bars);
  • Generators ( up to 500 Kva).

 

Jack up Crane Barge (Jup 111)

  • Length 56m x Beam 27m x Depth 3.5m;
  • 400T lifting capacity with 54m crane boom;
  • 80 beds capacity living quarters; 08 legs of 1.8m diameter and 62m long each
  • Clear work surface area of 400m2;
  • 02 Caterpillar Generators of 350Kva.

 

MANPOWER

Our people are the cornerstone of our success. Each time our services are solicited, we consider it a compliment to the people behind our performances and deem it a challenge to do even better.

The performances, reputation and reliability of a firm in our ultraspecialized sector of activity can only be predicated on the skills and know-how of its staff. CNIC taps from its pluri-disciplinary workforce galvanized by Engineers and dozens of highly trained and specialized senior technical support staff in different specialties.

Our workforce is a blend of skilled professionals from a wide spectrum of trades such as engineering, architecture, design technicians, industrial welders and painters, electricians, mechanics, pipe fitters, sandblasters, and a strong corporate communication and public relations unit.

In the potentially acrimonious activity of ship repair, where nerves are irritated and the imagination stretched, we pride ourselves in having promoted a convivial attitude and securing a harmonious social climate at work.

Workforce status

N°  Man Force Permanent Experience moyenne Integrated partners Total    
1 Certified Welders 45 14 150 195   Total  Permanent and partners: 1006
2 Pipe fitters 15 14 85 100  
3 Steel workers 40 15 200 240   Permanent mainforce : 250
4 scaffolders 16 15 70 86  
5 Blasters&painters 20 14 70 90   Administration staff: 50
6 Electricians 10 14 30 40  
7 AC technicians 03 14 30 33    
8 Mechanics 10 17 40 50    
9 carpenters 06 13 20 20    
10 QA/QC inspectors 07 15 15 22    
11 HSE officers 13 15 30 30    
12 Crane operators 05 14 15 10    
13 Riggers 06 15 30 20    
14 Draftmen 06 17 30 20    
15 Supervisors 08 18 20 15    
16 Equipments workforce and others 30 18 20 15    
17 Project engineers 10 14 10 20    

 

Le Flying-Squad

  • CNIC’s Flying-Squad composed of engineers and certified technicians undertake repairs on customers’ production sites;
  • Flying-Squad ensures no downtimes while repair is underway;
  • Flying-Squad enables cost savings as rig/vessel does not need to be towed to shipyard site.
  • Enables quick reaction times for emergencies when the rig/vessel cannot be taken away from its production site;
  • Flying-Squad can reach any site from offshore West Africa.

Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun (CNIC) S.A. is a semi-public company under private law, with financial autonomy and a capital held 99.51% by the State, represented by the Ministry of Finance, public capital companies and 0.49% by a private company CLGG.

Following the recapitulation of the company registered in November 2017, the CNIC with the entry of the Caisse Nationale et de Prévoyance Sociale in the capital currently has five (6) shareholders:

  1. Ministry of Finance (MINFI);
  2. National Hydrocarbons Corporation (NHC);
  3. Port Authority of Douala (PAD);
  4. Notional Social Insurance Fund (NSIF);
  5. Hydrocarbons Prices Stabilization Fund (HPSF);
  6. Consignation Logistique de Golf de Guinée (CLGG).

And the share capital increased from FCFA 15,000,000 to FCFA 18,842,700,000 distributed as follows :

Shareholders    Capital (FCFA)  %    
 MINFI  7 953 570 000 42,21%  
 PAD  4 188 490 000 22,23%  
 CNPS  3 342 900 000 17,74%  
 CSPH  1 985 920 000 10,54%  
 SNH  1 279 820 000 6,79%  
 CLGG  92 000 000 0,49%  
  18 842 700 000 100,00%