Creating local value and helping power the energy of change
From the early days of our first project in Algeria we’ve nurtured strong relationships with the local communities, invested in the development of local people, and were committed to stimulating the local economy.
In addition to the approximately 800 people we employ in Algeria, more than half of whom are Algerian nationals, several thousand more people are generally employed on Petrofac-led projects through our sub-contractors with the number of Algerian nationals as high as 85%.
As well as employing local people, we continue to invest heavily in their training and development. We designed, built, and operate the Hassi Messaoud Construction Skills Training Centre, with the capacity to deliver skills-based training to 400 delegates annually. A five-year development plan is set to deliver additional modules, third-party certification, and management training for supervisors.
We also nurture and develop local supply chains. In the past five years, 5,300 purchase orders were placed with Algerian vendors and service providers, with an in-country spend of US$642 million, while some 60% of goods and services are typically sourced from locally based suppliers and subcontractors.