Hides Gas Development Company Receive Award for Workforce Development and Employment
To recognise the efforts of the company to provide employment, workforce development, and business opportunities, the PNG LNG project’s best national content contribution of the Year award went to the Hides Gas Development Company Ltd energy services.
According to ExxonMobil PNG Ltd’s national content manager Sisa Kini, “We are proud of HGDC Energy Services’ achievement and success. Continued growth in the capacity and capability of local companies is central not only to ExxonMobilPNG’s success but also the national economic development.”
Since 2009, the energy services have made workforce development a priority. Among its projects include an apprentice programme for mechanical fitters, a Women in Workforce programme, and a mentoring programme.
The workforce is composed of ninety-nine per cent Papua New Guineans with 70 per cent coming from Hela.
HGDC Energy Services chairman Libe Parindali said the award means delivering the highest standards. “We are proud of our work to invest in and develop local talent,” he said. “This enables them to compete and work anywhere in the world.”