Fluor and Ponticelli to Hold Local Supplier Workshops in Uganda

Monday, December 18, 2017 10:44 am EST

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Fluor and its partner, Ponticelli, will provide information to local suppliers on wide-ranging opportunities to support Uganda’s oil and gas industry at workshops being held in February 2018 in both Kampala and upcountry in Uganda. 

Fluor, Ponticelli and partners are working on a front-end engineering design (FEED) study as part of a competitive process for the Tilenga project, part of the Lake Albert Development in Uganda.

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(L-R) Paul Dumville, Fluor Project Director, Mark Thomas Sewanaku, Fluor National Content Manager and Xavier Feron, Ponticelli Project Director

“Developing national content is one element of Fluor’s corporate social responsibility programme, as every day we help clients to safeguard the environment, protect lives and strengthen the economies and social structures of communities in which we work,” said Ashley Rees, vice president and managing director of Fluor’s UK operations. “We look forward to implementing these plans in Uganda as sustainability is more than our responsibility, it is our privilege.”

Representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development will provide an overview of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.  This will be followed a presentation by the Petroleum Authority of Uganda discussing the approach to developing national content.

“Fluor is proud of its long history of benefiting the local communities where we work and our commitment is demonstrated by being a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact* since 2009 as its 10 principles reflect Fluor’s operating philosophies, standards and processes,” said Paul Dumville, project director, Fluor.  “We look forward to welcoming Ugandan companies to the workshops where department specialists will provide more information on potential opportunities to support Uganda’s burgeoning oil and gas industry.”

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Pearl of Africa Hotel in Kampala and a series of upcountry events will be held in Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach and Nwoya from February 8 through 12.  Further information will be published over the coming months in key publications to provide more details of the events and how to register interest.

French headquartered Ponticelli, with more than 5,000 employees, are experts in rigging/lifting, industrial, piping and mechanical activities and have been working in Africa for more than 25 years. 

For more information contact: TilengaProject@fluor.com

*Information on the United Nations Global Compact: http://www.fluor.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/fluor-un-global-compact-commitment-2017.pdf

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(L-R) Paul Dumville, Fluor Project Director, Mark Thomas Sewanaku, Fluor National Content Manager and Xavier Feron, Ponticelli Project Director

   

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