Tullow contracts local engineering company in Kenya

Tullow12 December 2013, Nairobi – Tullow Oil has entered into a deal with a local engineering company in its efforts to involve local firms and residents benefit from jobs created from oil exploration.

Civicon Engineering Africa said the two year contract entails, providing Tullow with enabling civil infrastructure and recruiting at least two engineering graduate trainees from Turkana region.

“We are also welcoming polytechnics in the region, to engage in apprentice programs with Civicon so that we can have local welders to work in the projects,” head of business development, Ben Kiilu said during a press briefing on the Tullow Oil contract.

“We will also provide earth movers, build well pads, and airstrips so that planes carrying Tullow employees can be able to land.”

The deal comes in the wake of Tullow oil and local leaders signing a return-to-work formula, following suspension of operations in Turkana after locals stormed some fields last month demanding for employment in the oil firm.

– The Star

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