NNA provides a total solution to our customers, without any ‘excuses’, ‘buts’ & ‘ifs’. Any problems are anticipated in advance and dealt with, so that targets can still be achieved e.g. if we note that the target will not be met, we double the resources on site and work over the weekends. Below is a brief example of some of the services we have provided to Telecommunications Network Operators and other organisations in Nigeria:
2.1 Customer: Allan Dick
Service: Financial Management and Site Build Project Management.
NNA has been involved in providing project management services to the financial and the technical teams of Alan Dick-Nigeria and Alan Dick-UK. We assisted Alan Dick to effectively manage their site-build projects, reducing the average gross loss of 50% to a gross break-even. The internal controls that were implemented in Nigeria were also introduced in other countries e.g. Cameroon, SA, Egypt, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, UK, etc.
The scope of work included:
- Construct 60 BT sites (green-field),
- Manage the distressed sub-contractors from Alan Dick that were not paid by the company when it wounded-up.
- Fix 292 sites and bring them up to the Mobile Operator's site build specification standard (this ranged from reconstruction of bad access road, reticulation of faulty shelters, replacing dented cables, mending of retaining wall/ fence, replacing missing tower members and where necessary de-rigging existing tower and re-erecting, demolition of foundations not up to specification and reconstructing, conducting cubic / concrete test etc).
The majority of the sites were in the Port-Harcourt region (which is one of the most volatile areas because of the oil disputes between the villagers and the Nigerian military) and some in Lagos. Listed below are some of the states, NNA has operated in: -
- Rivers State
- Benue State
- Cross Rivers
- Edo State
- Delta State
- Enugun State
- Akwa-Ibom State etc.
- Ogun State
Our ability to operate in volatile areas like the above means we have the capability to succeed anywhere.
In some instances, site build companies are not competent enough to build quality sites according to the customer’s specifications. In other instances, they even fail to complete the site completely such that it is carrying traffic! We, at NNA have the ability to take over incomplete or inefficient site build projects and deliver complete sites, ready to go on air.
2.3 Customer: Plessey
Service: Fibre Optic cable implementation
In conjunction with Jungle Engineering, NNA was sub-contracted to Plessey Pty Ltd for installation of telecommunication cables, both copper and fibre, for the private and public network operators.
This was a 10 months 1,000km project, with a total value of R400 million. The Fibre Optic Cable installations for Plessey, were in Johannesburg and Durban areas.