Community engagement – helping people stay healthy in Algeria
Petrofac has purchased and donated medical equipment as part of its latest drive to help the people of Algeria respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Company imported and distributed 220 oxygen concentrators in-country. Out of these, 180 units were provided for the benefit of the Ministry of Health in Algiers, with a further 40 units dispatched for Department of Health use in the Southern Algerian province of Illizi. The essential equipment will support the health and welfare of the communities who live and work locally.
Manish Bhojwani, Petrofac’s Country Manager in Algeria said,
“We want to help people continue to respond to the effects of the pandemic. This will have a positive impact across a number of communities, helping people to remain healthy. It has been a privilege to work together with the Ministry of Health in Algiers and the Department of Health in Illizi, to support people through our latest initiative.”
Petrofac has been delivering major projects, engineering services and training local workforces in Algeria for more than 20 years. Our first office in Algiers opened in 1999, with our first major contract through a project in Ohanet. The Company has continued to increase its presence and more than 85% of our in-country workforce is sourced locally.
Over the years, Petrofac has developed a strong connection with its communities and remained determined to give back to people wherever it operates. In 2020 Petrofac’s Tinrhert Field Development Project team also provided essential medical equipment, including defibrillators, to the nearby In Amenas hospital. In collaboration with the Municipality of Bordj Omar Driss, we recently also made several donations to support the village of Tin Fouy, located near our Ain Tsila Project site.