Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), the local subsidiary of ExxonMobil and operator of the Stabroek Block, is seeking qualified companies capable of constructing the Guyana Technical Training College (GTTC). This facility, set to be situated in Port Mourant, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), is poised to be Guyana’s inaugural state-of-the-art training center dedicated to the oil and gas industry.

With an estimated construction cost of around US$100 million, this significant undertaking underscores the growing importance of oil and gas education and training in the region.

The Guyana Technical Training College (GTTC) holds a pivotal role in shaping a skilled and competent workforce for the burgeoning oil and gas sector. In the Request for Information (RFI) published by EEPGL, it was outlined that the project’s scope of work encompasses a multitude of aspects aimed at creating a comprehensive learning environment.

These include the construction of multiple buildings with varying functions, ranging from dormitories for students and tutors, a dining hall, classrooms, administration offices, workshops, a guardhouse, and storage facilities. Furthermore, essential infrastructure such as minor site improvements, utilities installation, water treatment systems, waste water collection and treatment systems, security measures, and more will be integral to the success of this cutting-edge training facility.

In line with its commitment to fostering local talent and resources, EEPGL places considerable emphasis on local content requirements. The company’s local content strategy seeks to promote workforce and supplier capabilities within the community, emphasizing the integration of local elements in the project’s execution. Contractors vying for participation in this project are mandated to demonstrate an understanding of the Local Content Act (2021) and its potential implications on their work within the scope. Bidders are further expected to outline their preliminary local content strategies, aligning them with EEPGL’s objectives and the Act’s provisions.

It indicated that this approach not only ensures the development of the local workforce but also the creation of opportunities for Guyanese suppliers and contractors.

Contractors are also encouraged to engage with the Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD), a resource aimed at facilitating transparent local hiring and contracting. The CLBD offers capabilities such as advertising vacancies and tenders, as well as supporting communication between suppliers and contractors.

As the company hunts for suppliers to provide construction services, the convergence of industry expertise, local resources, and the drive to cultivate local talent will undoubtedly contribute to the realization of a world-class training facility, facilitating the growth and sustainability of the nation’s oil and gas sector for years to come.


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