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The natural gas extraction and liquefaction project led by US group Anadarko Petroleum already directly and indirectly employs more than 4,700 Mozambican workers or 94% of the total workforce through service companies, the group’s Mozambican subsidiary said in a statement.
“The recruitment and training of Mozambican labour is one of the pillars of our local content policy,” said Steve Wilson, Managing Director of Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Ltd, adding that most workers are based at the project site, on the Afungi peninsula in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, and the remainder at the group’s facilities in Maputo.
Wilson also said that local procurement of Mozambican goods and services was another pillar of the group’s local content policy, “as well as replacing high-cost imports, it can be an important catalyst for facilitating job creation for Mozambicans and economic growth of the country. ”
The Area 1 block is operated by Anadarko Mozambique Area 1, Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Anadarko Petroleum group, with a 26.5% stake, ENH Rovuma Area One, a subsidiary of state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), with 15%, Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).(macauhub)