200 Companies Show Interest In Pasca A Gas Project
About 200 companies have shown interest in the Gulf of Papua Pasca A gas project. This was after developer Twinza put out an expression of interest for companies to provide services to the project.
Both local and foreign owned companies have shown interest to provide services during the construction and operation of the country’s first ever offshore gas project.
Twinza Oil and Gas project development manager Erik Kowa said they are now categorising these companies according to the types of services they will be rendering.
Mr Kowa said this is part of the company’s mission to support the government’s call on local content and is something they are striving to meet.
He said as a result they have gone out with an expression of interest and have already received an overwhelming response.
“From the PNG companies that have responded, we look at how qualified they are to participate in our tender process when we come to it.
We sort of look at their capabilities and strengths, accreditations, PNG employee content and also experience, track record and of course preferences.
“We just sort of done a desktop screening and while we get more certainty with approval from the project going forward, we’ll try and talk to some of you who have responded to find out what are the challenges and if you happen to be qualified according to our screening.
We will try and understand what the story is and see if our assessment is valid, or if not we will see what we can do to get it done going forward,” Kowa said.
“We are going through that to try and ensure that we give a fair go to companies who are here for the long term.
“This is to ensure that we are supporting PNG’s young population in employment and we want it to be established not only for the project but in the long term,” he added.
“We are working very hard to try and get the government’s approval’s out of the way so we can move forward.”
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