23/12/2020 Press release
LOCAL CONTENT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: YEAR-END REVIEW
The meeting last week was the last of 2020 for the Local Content Technical Commission, a platform composed by the Total-led Mozambique LNG Project, MIREME, INP and the Multisectoral Local Content taskforce for the Development and Maximization of Local Content. The committee was created early 2020 and meets on a monthly basis. Its objectives include, among other things, ensuring the alignment of Mozambique’s LNG Project with the long-term vision of Mozambique and national development priorities.
In addition, it is also the mission of the Local Content Technical Commission to ensure awareness around the operational restrictions of the demanding oil & gas industry (field reality) and to address challenges and restrictions jeopardizing the maximization of local content. The multisectoral profile of the Local Content Technical Commission ensures coordination and alignment of local content and training initiatives, programs and practices not only in other parts of the hydrocarbon sector, but also in other industrial sectors of the country.
The commission allowed excellent collaboration between members. Some of this year’s key achievements include: development of tools to increase visibility of upcoming opportunities either be related to local employment or procurement of goods and services, improving stakeholder engagement and the implementation of process to support project day to day Local content maximization activities and improving overall communication.
As of the end of November, more than 350 Mozambican companies have been involved directly with the Mozambique LNG Project and much more within the supply chain, representing more than 947 million US dollars spent with Mozambican-registered companies out of which over 229 million with Mozambican-owned companies.
Looking ahead, the Mozambique LNG is launching an Enterprise Development Program with goal to reinforce the participation of Mozambican companies in the country’s LNG Project.
The program for Mozambican SMEs will further support local companies competitivity through support in establishing partnerships, trainings and more. A program aligned with Mozambique’s long-term vision as it will support local content as part of Mozambique LNG activities but as well on future oil and gas projects.
Training is not limited to companies. The Local Content Technical Commission members developed tools to improve the project employment plan, allowing greater visibility on local employment opportunities and gaps to be addressed through training by the relevant stakeholders. The project workforce is currently 83% Mozambican, of which 24% come from the district of Palma. In addition, the Mozambique LNG project recorded more than 35,000 participations by Mozambicans in training carried out to support employability, transfer of knowledge and skill development.
Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total, operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5% participating interest alongside ENH Rovuma Área 1, S.A. (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited (20%), ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).
About Mozambique LNG project
Mozambique LNG is the country’s first onshore LNG development. The project includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1 and the construction of a two-trains liquefaction plant with a capacity of 13.12 million tonnes per year.
The Area 1 contains approximately 65 Tcf of gas resources, of which 18 Tcf will be developed with the first two trains. The Final Investment Decision of Mozambique LNG project was announced on June 18, 2019, and the project is expected to come into production by 2024.
About Total Mozambique
Present in Mozambique for nearly 30 years, Total Mozambique is a major player in the downstream petroleum products market – gas stations network, industrial and mining customers, lubricants and logistics. Total has an estimated market share of 14%.
Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.
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