NIGERIA WEATHER RADAR PROJECT
In 2010, I took over project management responsibilities for the completion of a contract to manufacture, deliver and install a group of radar systems in Nigeria. At that time, the systems had been built and shipped to Nigeria, but the importation process was delayed.
My first task was to complete the importation of the radar systems. I accomplished this by working with the appropriate parties in Nigeria to review and resolve the importation complications. I also lead negotiations with the shipping line and port terminal to mitigate excessive demurrage and storage charges.
Once the importation process was complete, my next task was to complete the installation of all radars. This involved working with the government client to review installation locations and make appropriate changes based on various site changes.
In addition, this activity required close coordination with the in-country representative on appropriate heavy equipment and sub contract labor. With the on-going security and civil instability issues, it was a significant challenge to manage schedules, US personnel safety / security as well as final contract deliverable negotiations.
At the time I left EEC, one third of the sites were complete, one third were underway and one third had equipment delivered, but installation work had not commenced.