Project Development of Sangomar Field workshop was co-organised with Woodside and SIA on march, 5, 2020 at Onomo Hotel with 170 local SMEs in attendance.
The objective of the workshop was to share with the participants the followings:
- The project development of Sangomar field with its different phases
- Woodside’s upcoming tenders
- SIA Timeline of local content opportunities they seek to source locally depending on existing capabilities.
- SIA tendering process requirements and supplier qualification
- SIA Legal and compliance aspect of the scope of their work
- IIA’s three flagship programmes ( Access to Market, training & Finance)
The workshop shed the light on the values that IIA can bring to the IOC’s and its tier1s and local companies from Senemeca’s testimonial which illustrated the work behind the scene IIA is currently doing to support local SMEs and the importance our supplier development programmes to reinforce local capabilities to meet the international standards through our training & certification partners whom we have signed up with and have agreed to apply a discounted rate for all our SMEs registered onto the platform and to prepare local companies to be competitive.
That being said, Woodside mentioned that a series of similar project briefing with its tier1s will take place and to expect another one in April with Halliburton and Baker Hughes ( dates TBC).
Pierre Emmanuel Boulanger from SIA urged the local companies (attendees) to have a chat with its Procurement Manager, Fabrication Manager and Engineering Manager to have a better grasp of their requirements and needs for their upcoming opportunities.
By and large, the event was a true success with a great number of attendance, precisely 170 companies attended and have left the conference with valuable information and have congratulated IIA for pulling this together and as a result of that my phone is ringing off the hook for meeting requests next week.
To conclude, we would like to thank our dear Founding Members for such visibility they are giving to IIA, the trust and seamless support bestowed on us and relentless commitment to making IIA a one stop shop for the Oil and Gas industry.