Annual delegate training capacity
Petrofac opened its first office in Algeria in 1999 and secured its first contract in 2000 with the US$660 million Ohanet development.
Most recently we won a five-year contract with Sonatrach to provide a range of engineering, design and procurement (EDP) services as well as signing a contract for the provisional undertaking of a joint venture, also for EDP services. The objective is to build local capability and capacity.
Other ongoing projects include:
- US$650 million joint venture with Bonatti to extend the life of the Alrar gas field in partnership with Bonatti
- US$970 million EPC contract for a gas treatment plant at the Reggane North development
Completed projects include:
Underpinning our presence in Algeria is our commitment to invest in grassroot training. We opened the Hassi Messaoud Constructions Skills Training Centre in 2010, which helps young local people acquire the skills they need to work in the oil and gas industry. Since 2010 over 800 people have graduated from the centre in five technical disciplines:
- pipe fabrication
We have also upgraded a training centre in the In Salah town, built a craft centre at El Merk and facilitated English language courses for engineers through the British council.
We have been focused on developing strong local relationships in Algeria - approximately 60% of our labour force comes from local towns, so our relationships with local people are very important. They are the cornerstone for all our business development and growth.