SNC-Lavalin opens new training centre in Oman
Training scheme has more than 40 Omani students enrolled, with plans to increase to 250 over the course of the programme
Project management firm SNC-Lavalin opened its new training academy in Muscat, Oman.
The firm has tied up with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to launch its new training centre in Muscat, bringing its global project commissioning and completions experience to Omani trainees, and projects within the Sultanate.
The launch was combined with the formal opening of the new office in Muscat, where its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kentz Overseas Company, will execute commissioning work for PDO under a five-year framework agreement signed in 2017.
“The creation of skilled jobs for Omani jobseekers is a key aim for PDO and a national priority for the sultanate,” said Raoul Restucci, the managing director at PDO, who presided over the launch.
The training scheme already has over 40 Omani students enrolled, with plans to increase to 250 over the course of the programme.
“As with many thousands of others who have been enrolled on our National Objectives programme, this latest batch of trainees will receive a comprehensive theoretical and practical grounding and be certified to international standards so that they can compete with the best in the world,” Restucci was quoted by TradeNews Arabia.
Donal Dempsey, the country manager for oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin, said: “We are proud to be providing not just commissioning support services to PDO, but more importantly to be involved in training local Omanis to become highly skilled experts that can take their knowledge onto future projects.”