Fugro opens facility in AngolaCompany News // July 23, 2014
To accommodate the needs of the rapidly growing Angolan offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened a new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda.
Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria.
The opening of the facility on 10 July by Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, was attended by the Angolan Minister for Construction, Waldemar Pires Alexandre as well as the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Petroleum, Eng. Anibal Silva; the Dutch Ambassador to Angola, Mrs Susanna Terstal; and local dignitaries and clients.
“Our new site demonstrates Fugro’s strong commitment to the Angolan market,” said Ms Christina Brokahne, Managing Director of Fugro Angola, who took Mrs Ploumen and guests on a tour of the facility, which comprises a building area of approximately 7,000m2.
The new site hosts an administrative building housing offices, conference rooms, a training facility and staff canteen. Attached to the office building is a large warehouse facility of 2,500m2 with a 20 tonne overhead crane and ample storage space, as well as workshops for equipment testing and maintenance, a dedicated area for subsea equipment and ROV tooling and a large state-of-the art geotechnical laboratory.