Photo: Illustration; Source: 3t EnerMech

Newly formed 3t EnerMech to train Mozambique oil and gas workers

3t EnerMech, a strategic alliance between 3t Energy Group and EnerMech, has inked a ‘significant’ contract with the UK Government to shape future training requirements for Mozambique’s growing oil and gas workforce.

3t EnerMech said that the deal with the UK Government was signed on Wednesday, 17 March. The newly launched JV combines the expertise of integrated solutions specialist provider EnerMech and 3t Energy Group, which owns energy sector training organisations 3t Transform, Drilling Systems, Survivex, and AIS Training.

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According to the company, the alliance will deliver world-leading training and competency solutions encompassing a blend of traditional training, digital learning technologies, and training compliance management platforms.

3t EnerMech has been contracted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office which is currently working in partnership with The National Authority of Professional Education.

The project will see the partnership provide evidence-based analysis into the current oil and gas skills training of Mozambican Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and compare this to international standards to identify any existing gaps. 

The study will be benchmarked against the UK’s globally recognised Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program. The scheme is managed jointly by not-for-profit energy industry skills body OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and includes the four key disciplines of electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, process operations, instrumentation, and control maintenance.

Personnel from 3t EnerMech’s UK and Mozambique premises will conduct the research and create procedures and guidelines to build TVET institutions and courses under ECITB and OPITO standards and accreditation.

Andrew Noble, 3t EnerMech VP, said: “Mozambique is a significant player in the global oil and gas market and with activity continuing to ramp up, the country requires a robust, skilled workforce to support new long-term projects.

This study will play a key role in future training and development programs in the country, and we look forward to delivering the data it presents”.

3t EnerMech added that was due to deliver the study to the UK Government in the second quarter of this year.

It is worth reminding that EnerMech appointed Celestino Maússe to the newly created role of Mozambique country manager last month as the company seeks to expand its business with a new office in the country as local activity ramps up.