France’s Technip transfers technology and provides training in Mozambique

19 September 2014

French engineering and construction firm Technip plans to transfer technology and provide training in Mozambique under the terms of three agreements signed Thursday in Maputo with Mozambican oil and gas company ENH, the Mozambican press reported.

The first memorandum, signed by the president of ENH, Nelson Ocuane and the Director of the Undersea Operations Division of the French company, Hallvard Hasselknippe, includes training Mozambican engineers and students in subsea technologies.

The second memorandum was signed along with the Director of the Faculty of Engineering of Eduardo Mondlane University, Alberto Tsamba and also aims to train students in the areas of subsea technology and development of natural gas projects.

The third memorandum, signed by Hallvard Hasselknippe and the Director of ENG Logistics, Eduardo Naiene, is intended to be the basis for setting up the Mozambican Engineering Centre.

At the end of the session to sign the agreements, Hasselknippe said that the issue of national incorporation had always been of strategic importance for Technip, “which aims to establish a long term partnership with Mozambique, providing training and transferring technology.”

Technip is based in Paris and operates in 48 countries. It has a fleet of specialised vessels for pipeline installation and other subsea construction. (macauhub/MZ)