Site Group International Limited (SIT) announced that the company had been awarded a multi-year contract to provide training and assessment services to the Malampaya Deep-water Gas-to-Power project operated by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V on behalf of Joint Venture (JV) partners Chevron Malampaya LLC and the Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation. The Directors are pleased to further advise that all contract details have now been finalised, the operational readiness review by Shell Philippines successfully completed, onsite assessment services have commenced and that the training services will begin in the week commencing 10 September. Since the award of the contract in early July Site has been readying the Clark facility to deliver the training and assessment services. This has involved customising an area of the Clark facilities to meet the requirements of the client including co-branding of the facilities, renewing all of the safety processes and signage and installing purpose built training equipment. In addition Site has identified and mobilised specialised trainers and assessors as well as support staff that will deliver the services.
Commenting on the contract’s progress, Site’s CEO and Managing Director Vernon Wills said: “This has been an intensive period of activity for the team at our Clark facility. Under the leadership of General Manager Chris Gittens and our GM – Major Projects Shane O’Sullivan we have worked around the clock to meet the deadline for the operational readiness audit. It is pleasing that the team have delivered a first class result in spite of the extensive delays associated with the severe flooding that impacted Manila and the surrounding area.
The multi-year contract with the Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power Project is for delivery of training and assessment services. The majority of the services will be delivered at Site’s Clark training facility in the Philippines. In addition, there will also be a component of on-site assessment at fabrication yards used by the project. In the initial year of the contract, Site will be training and assessing up to 800 employees and contractors of the Malampaya Phase 2 and 3 projects with subsequent years expected to result in the training of around 500 people per year.