Dorman Long Engineering Company Limited underscores the imperative of fortifying local content initiatives to contribute significantly to the nation’s economic growth. With a remarkable 75-year legacy marked by groundbreaking achievements in constructing factories, dams, and pivotal roles in oil and gas infrastructure, the company has evolved into a comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance entity. Dorman Long Engineering is committed to enhancing growth prospects in the sub-Saharan African economy, focusing on local content development in manufacturing and productivity, while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to sustained growth and innovation in the industrial sector.

The management of Dorman Engineering Company conveyed these sentiments during its 75th-anniversary celebration, marking a significant milestone in shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa through advancements in local content growth in steel, construction, and fabrication. Originating in 1949 as part of the British Steel Corporation, Dorman Long Engineering has not only withstood the challenges of colonialism and military rule but has thrived, transforming into a leading Nigerian company. This journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of vision, quality, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

As part of its anniversary celebration, the company unveiled a new logo and brand identity, themed “Forged in Steel,” symbolizing its core values of strength, resilience, and unwavering support. The logo reflects the strength and fluidity of steel while preserving a sense of heritage and tradition.

Speaking at the event, Chris Ijeli, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dorman Long Engineering, expressed pride in celebrating 75 years of service to Nigeria. He highlighted Dorman Long’s contribution to various vital projects, including providing structural steel for the iconic first Niger Bridge and supporting oil & gas infrastructure.

Chairman of Dorman Long Engineering, Dr. Timi Austen-Peters, presented the company’s strategic vision for the future, emphasizing its commitment to expanding services and contributing to Nigeria’s economic growth. Plans include future investments in technology, skills development, and partnerships to achieve greater milestones.

The Minister of State for Steel Development, Hon. Uba Maigari Ahmadu, acknowledged Dorman Long Engineering’s transformative collaboration and unwavering commitment to excellence. He commended the company’s alignment with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda, emphasizing innovation, collaboration, and the creation of a diversified, job-rich environment.

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