Mozambique: SASOL Hires Mozambican Company to Train its Workers

The South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has announced that it has entered into a contract with the Mozambican company Futuro Skills to train some of its workforce in Mozambique. The training is scheduled to commence in September 2016.

Futuro Skills is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian company RBR Group Limited (RBR). It has been hired to provide vocational training in two technical disciplines to Sasol’s employees and contractors at the Sasol facilities in Inhassoro district, in the southern province of Inhambane.

RBR chief executive Richard Carcenac commented that “being awarded a contract by this prestigious, tier-one international organisation has demonstrated that Futuro Skills’ capabilities and cost-effectiveness are being recognised in Mozambique”.

He added that RBR’s strategy in Mozambique is to target the gas industry and its related service sectors. RBR expects Futuro Skills to expand in Mozambique as more companies invest in the country’s hydrocarbon sector.

Indeed, Futuro Skills has reported that Sasol has already asked it to quote for further training.

Huge hydrocarbon reserves have been found in Mozambique. In the Rovuma Basin, in the north of the country, 170 trillion cubic feet of gas has already been found in offshore areas 1 and 4. In addition, several companies are involved in exploring for further gas and oil reserves in other parts of the country.

However, Sasol is the only company currently extracting hydrocarbons commercially, from its concessions in Temane and Pande in Inhambane province. Its Central Processing Facility at Temane is currently fed by 24 onshore production wells. It produces 197 Gigajoules of gas per year and about 250 cubic metres of gas condensate per day. This gas is piped 900 kilometres to South Africa, with spurs along the route to supply Mozambican customers.

Sasol is also planning to construct a new Liquids Processing Facility (LPF) at Temane.

Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique.