US-based group Anadarko Petroleum plans to acquire a fleet of six armoured vehicles for the natural gas project in the Rovuma basin in northern Mozambique, according to an announcement posted on Thursday in Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
The notice calls for expressions of interest in the supply of vehicles which must comply with specification B6, capable of stopping a projectile from a 7.62mm calibre rifle, such as an AK-47, as well as the fleet management service.
The text included in the advertisement quoted by financial news agency Bloomberg said there is an “immediate need” to secure the vehicles, in order to “ensure the preparations needed for the activities that will take place in the north of Mozambique.”
The Area 1 block is operated by Anadarko Mozambique Area 1, Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Anadarko Petroleum group, with a 26.5% stake, ENH Rovuma Area One, a subsidiary of state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), with 15%, Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).
The province of Cabo Delgado, where natural gas extraction and processing operations will be carried out, has seen a recent spate of attacks against the population and security forces, which have already killed more than 100 people. (macauhub)