The China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) Uganda Limited has today announced the PC1 contractor for the Kingfisher Development Project.
Excel Construction Limited, a Ugandan company, has been contracted to construct the well pads, access roads, and water intake points. On 7th February 2022,
Excel Construction Limited, CNOOC said mobilized their equipment and machinery on February 7, to ensure that work programs are delivered by the end of 2022
CNOOC Uganda Limited president Chen Zhuobiao said that they continuously ensure that all its contractors adhere to national content regulations
“Having Excel construction Limited as the PC1 contactor reflects CNOOC Uganda Limited adherence to the national content principles and we shall continue doing so to ensure that more Ugandans have the opportunities to be involved to and benefit from the oil industry,” he said
“We also ensure that their operations are in strict compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, to live up to the industry’s best practices.
CNOOC Uganda Limited on February 8, also awarded the EPC-3 contracts and the integrated drilling services contracts.
“With these newly awarded contracts and others to come, we expect to enhance employment of Ugandans through direct, indirect and induced jobs, training of workforce and procurement of locally available goods and services. Priority shall be given to local suppliers on the national supplier database as guided by Petroleum Authority of Uganda, enhancement of knowledge and technology transfer in Uganda,” Chen added
This development come few days after the oil companies CNOOC, Total and UNOC announced the FID which unlocked the $15Bn in the sector.
Speaking at the function, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development commended CNOOC Uganda Limited for their efforts towards national content enhancement which she said is key to the social and economic development of Uganda and Ugandans.
“I urge you to continue working closely with the government of Uganda to ensure that we have sustainable exploitation of the oil and gas. We look forward to first oil in early 2025 now that FID was announced on 1st February 2022,” she said
Zack Lubega, the Head of Corporate Affairs at CNOOC said that they
we have engaged in enterprise development and training programs for capacity development and regular supplier development engagements, support to universities and higher institutions of learning, to further enhance national content participation.
These he said include among others; UPIK and the Albertine VTIs, strategic partnerships with local agencies and associations to support national content initiatives. These include the Stanbic Business Incubator, Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers, Uganda Manufacturers Association, among others.
All the land needed for the project facilities has been acquired according to international best practices. We have attained 99% of land acquisition for all the project required land. Currently, 57 resettlement houses are being constructed for the affected persons in the 3 sub-counties of Kyangwali, Kabwoya & Buseruka,” he said
CNOOC Uganda Limited reaffirms its commitment to the efficient and effective development of the Kingfisher development area in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner,” he added.
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