RBR in Mozambique LNG play

ASX-listed training concern RBR Group has secured its first commercial training contract in Mozambique with South African energy concern Sasol, a move that helps lay the foundations for the skilled workforce for the nation's emerging LNG sector.
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Haydn Black

Reporter

RBR's Futuro Skills has been contracted by Sasol to provide vocational training in two technical disciplines to Sasol employees and contractors at their facilities in the Inhassoro district of Inhambane province, Mozambique.

The training is scheduled to commence in September.

"Being awarded a contract by this prestigious, tier one international organisation has demonstrated that Futuro Skills' capabilities and cost effectiveness are being recognised in Mozambique," RBR CEO Richard Carcenac said.

"Furthermore, RBR's strategy in Mozambique is targeting the gas industry and its related service sectors, and Sasol is currently the premier company operating in this sector within the country".

RBR expects that this first contract will lead to further work for Futuro Skills in the resources and gas sectors, both with Sasol and other companies, as the massive minerals and gas/LNG potential of the country is developed.

Sasol has already asked Futuro Skills to quote for additional training, only days after awarding the first contract.

Sasol is an integrated energy and chemical company headquartered in Johannesburg, with extensive gas-based operations and infrastructure in Mozambique.

In August 2014, Sasol inaugurated Central Termica de Ressano Garcia, a 175 MW capacity gas to power plant at Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, the first permanent large scale gas to power plant in the country.

CTRG is a partnership with Electricidade de Mocambique (51%) the state-owned electricity utility.

The company is also completing studies on a large-scale GTL plant using gas from the Rovuma Basin offshore gas discoveries in conjunction with Mozambique's national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos and Italian multinational Eni.

Sasol was formed in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa, and is the world's first oil-from-gas company.

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