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Petrofac reopens oil and gas skills training hub in Algeria

Revamped centre has been designed to train 400 delegates each year on five key trades related to oil and gas works

Petrofac has refurbished its Algeria training centre.
Petrofac has refurbished its Algeria training centre.

Jersey-headquartered oil and gas company Petrofac has completed the upgrade of a training centre designed to develop the skills of aspiring construction workers in Hassi Messaoud, Southern Algeria.

The centre will provide training to Algeria’s oil and gas industry professionals, with a capacity to train up to 400 delegates annually.

Classrooms and large open workshops have been developed as part of the centre, for which the curriculum covers five specialist trade areas, including instrumentation, electrical and mechanical engineering, pipework, and welding. 

The centre was officially unveiled at a ceremony attended by local government and authority representatives, along with officials from the oil and gas industry.

Commenting on the project, Petrofac’s senior vice president for North Africa, Graham Mac Millan, said: “Training enables Petrofac to transfer the company’s deep knowledge and experience in key trades to the local supply chain, which consequently improves the safety and quality of our own projects and of those throughout Algeria.”

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