GCC Services has been picked by McDermott to provide camp services for the Tilenga Project Upstream Facilities in the Lake Albert Basin of Uganda.
The work, “to take place over six years, begins in February 2022 and is to include camp management, catering and camp support services for an international and local workforce that is expected to peak at 3,500 workers”, GCC explains in a statement.
The Tilenga project, under the overall operation of TOTALEnergies , 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.
Rashad Sinokrot, CEO GCC Services, says the company is planning “significant local engagement” that will include training and upskilling of the local workforce, as well as support and development of local vendors and suppliers, including farmers in the region.
“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,” said. “Our local presence, international footprint and record of performance on critical energy projects were defining elements of our winning proposal.”
During construction, the Tilenga project and related EACOP pipeline build are expected to generate 58,000 direct and indirect jobs, 2.1Million hours of training to build local skills, and $1.7Billion worth of work for local companies, TOTALEnergies says.