Mozambique Oil & Gas: Anadarko to support local companies’ certification process

The Mozambique LNG Project, led by Anadarko, will support Mozambican companies in obtaining certification to international standards, in order to increase their ability and competitiveness to access the opportunities offered by this project and other market opportunities.

Anadarko recently launched an expression of interest in order to select specialised companies who will assist with the training of Mozambican companies in certification requirements and support their development of the necessary systems and procedures.

Steve Wilson, Vice President and Anadarko’s Mozambique Country Manager, commented: “At the Local Opportunities Seminar (SOL), held last August in Pemba, and following the dialogue we had with the Government of Mozambique, we announced that we would allocate funds to support business certification. First we will assess the certification needs of local suppliers, then we will create an appropriate fund, establish the access criteria, and the schedule for suppliers to access the program.”

“We want to contribute to the sustainable development of Mozambique and at the same time bring benefits to our shareholders. The local acquisition of goods and services is strategic for Anadarko, since replacing high-cost imports can represent significant cost savings. It is also an important catalyst to facilitate job creation for Mozambicans and for the country’s economic growth. We are implementing joint Oil and Gas sector initiatives to develop a supplier registration system and a code of practice, along with business centres to increase local business opportunities and develop Mozambican companies.”

Anadarko expects to invest about $ 2.5 billion with Mozambican-owned or registered companies in Mozambique over the five-year of the period of the construction of the plant. The Project has already contracted goods and services estimated at US $ 850 million over the last five years.

The Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields, located entirely within Offshore Area 1. This foundational project paves the way for significant future expansion of up to 50 MTPA. The Golfinho/Atum Project will also supply initial volumes of approximately 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMCFD) for domestic use in Mozambique.

Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20 percent), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5 percent).Source:Anadarko / Mozambique LNG – Press Release

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