Dubai-based firm wins TotalEnergies Tilenga oilfield camp contractGCC provides skilled and unskilled manpower, as well as facilities management, utilities and environmental services for complex, capital-intensive projects around the world.
McDermott International, a global provider of engineering and construction solutions headquartered in Houston Texas, has selected Dubai-based GCC Services to provide camp services for TotalEnergies’ Tilenga oilfield in western Uganda.
In the middle of last year, the French resource giant, contracted a consortium made up of McDermott and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Company to carry out engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) work at Tilenga.
GCC’s six year contract starts in February and will include camp management, catering and camp support services for both foreign and local workforce that is expected to peak at 3,500 workers. Tilenga is the centerpiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over $10 billion to Uganda and Tanzania. It will eventually have the capacity to process 190,000 to 700,000 barrels of oil a day.
GCC Services CEO Rashad Sinokrot said, “We understand the importance of this project to Ugandans and their future. We’ve been operating in Uganda since 2010, so we have a strong reputation there and an understanding of the market. Our local presence, international footprint and record of performance on critical energy projects were defining elements of our winning proposal.”
GCC is an integrated remote site services company operating in more than nine geographic locations. It serves energy, mining, peacekeeping, NGO, defense and government customers, and others, providing catering, camp management, construction, and logistics and supply chain services. GCC provides skilled and unskilled manpower, as well as facilities management, utilities and environmental services for complex, capital-intensive projects.
Total Energies, the overall leader of Uganda’s Tilenga project, has pledged to act transparently in its development of the oil and gas resources of the Lake Albert region. The company has made commitments to use the highest international standards in land acquisition, consult with local communities, protect sensitive natural areas, and generate a “positive net impact on biodiversity” in the region.
According to TotalEnergies, during construction, the Tilenga project and related proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) are expected to generate 58,000 direct and indirect jobs, 2.1 million hours of training to build local skills, and $1.7 billion worth of work for local companies.