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Nigerian Institute of Welding

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Address: HEAD OFFICE: Km 26 Benin-Sapele Road, Obayantor, Benin City, Edo State. LIAISON OFFICE: 3B David Mark Street, Durumi, Dudu District, FCT, Abuja

Gender: Boys and girls

Religion: Mixed Religion

About Nigerian Institute of Welding

Welcome to the Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW), a registered non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and implementation of best welding practices in Nigeria. Managed by representatives of different stake holding interests in the Nigerian welding industry. The focus of NIW centers on research and knowledge sharing on welding technology, education and training, qualification and certification across both private and public-sector interests.

NIW is the national awarding body for welding in the Nigerian skill qualification scheme (NSQ), authorized welding certification body for Nigeria’s oil and gas skill development schemes and operates a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) in the surveillance and monitoring, training and education, qualification and certification of personnel and processes in the welding industry in Nigeria.

NIW is a member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), an Authorized Nominated Body (ANB) of the IIW-International Authorization Board and a pioneer member of The Welding Federation of Africa(TWF). NIW implements IIW’s guidelines on education, training and qualification of welding personnel leading to the award of the following IIW Diplomas: International Welding Engineer, International Welding Technologist, International Welding Inspector, International Welding Specialist, International Welding Practitioner and International Welder.

The Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW) is the umbrella body of Welding organisations involved in training and related activities in Nigeria. NIW is responsible for the management of welding technology and development in Nigeria, member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), International Authorisation Board of IIW (IAB) and pioneer member of the African Welding Federation (AWF).

Its mandate includes, training, certification, monitoring, supervising and standardization of welding and related practices in Nigeria as defined in the guidelines of Nigerian Content Act managed by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and NIW Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with standards organization of Nigeria (SON). NIW is the licensed awarding body for the Nigerian National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) for Welding and Related Skills in Nigeria.

Over the last ten years, Nigerian Institute of Welding has been working with the Federal government and various government interventionist agencies to build capacity in Welding and its related practices. Having realised that welding being the bedrock of engineering and heartbeat of industrialization remains one of the highest employers of labour and the critical corner piece of the construction industry. The Interventionist agencies includes Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC),

NIW has been participating in the global development of welding through active membership of IIW technical management board, technical working units and commissions thereby rapidly developing and increasing knowledge in welding technology in Nigeria and gaining global recognition.

Basic Information

Founded:

Address: HEAD OFFICE: Km 26 Benin-Sapele Road, Obayantor, Benin City, Edo State. LIAISON OFFICE: 3B David Mark Street, Durumi, Dudu District, FCT, Abuja

LGA: Ikpoba Okha , TOWN/CITY: Benin City , STATE: Edo

Category: Technical, Welding,

Ownership: Private

Gender: Boys and girls

Religion: Mixed Religion

Facility: Day School

info@niw.ng

https://niw.ng/

+234 0137839189 , +234 8059086693

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Our Mission Statement

“To use available resources within and outside the Country to develop welding technology in Nigeria in line with International Standards through the development of Human Resources, Research, Education, Training and ensuring compliance to Standards and codes “

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Use the link below to see qualifications for membership:
https://niw.ng/membership-academic-disciplines/

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Awards & Achievements

Under the PTDF – NIW Collaboration, the following was achieved

TRAIN THE TRAINER EXERCISE
Train 20 persons as IIW – International Welding Practitioners (Welders Trainers) in South Africa at Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW)
Train 10 persons as IIW – International Welding Specialist (Welding examiners and coordination) in South Africa at Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW)
Train 11 persons as IIW – International Welding Engineers (Welding Coordinators) in Turkey at German Institute of Welding (GSI-SLV).
Training of 11 underwater welding experts in France at the International Institute de plunge
Training of 20 persons in Turkey in advance welding process (up to 5 processes)


IN-COUNTRY TRAINING
Trained 500 persons under the WTCP phase one,
Trained 700 persons under the WTCP phase 2.
Trained 130 persons in multi process welding (TIG, MIG, MAG, FLUXCORE and OXY-FUEL)
Trained 20 persons on NDT to ASNT level 2 capacity


INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY SURVEY
Arising from the various training programs, the need to undertake an Institutional Survey became imminent and as such, PTDF in collaboration with NIW embarked on the survey. The survey shows that there is still a lot to be done in the country.

Under the NDDC – NIW Collaboration, the following was achieved.
TRAIN THE TRAINER EXERCISE
Train 20 persons as IIW – International Welding Practitioners (Welders Trainers) in South Africa at Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW)
Train 40 persons as IIW – International Welding Inspectors Comprehensive level.


IN-COUNTRY TRAINING
Trained 1,920 persons under the WTCP intervention program
Trained 500 persons under the WTCP phase 1.

Curriculum

Nigerian

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NIW has mandate to offer training, certification, qualification and supervision in the following areas.



IIW International Diploma in various welding skills including (International Certification):

International Welders
International Welding Practitioners
International Welding Specialist
International Welding Technologist
International Welding Engineers
International Welding Inspectors and Welding Design) – ASNT certification in Non Destructive Testing.
NIW National Diploma in Welding and Related Skills

Welders
Welding Inspectors
Non Destructive Testing
Fitting and Machining
Plumbing
Maintenance Techniques – Welding design
National Skills Qualification Certificate from Level 1 to 6 (National Certification):

Welders
Welding Inspectors
Non Destructive Testing
Fitting and Machining
Plumbing
Maintenance Techniques
Welding design, etc
NIW is saddled with the following responsibilities:

Training of Welding Personnel and related fields
Certification of Welding Personnel
Preparation of Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR)
Preparation of Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
Conduct of Welders Qualification Test (WQT)
Witnessing of Welding Activities
Audit and Certification of Welding facilities
Development and accreditation of Welding Training Facilities
Materials Certification
Development of Welding Training Manuals

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