Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla has witnessed the signing of an agreement with Bechtel, bp and the American Chamber of Commerce to develop and enhance the health, safety and environment (HSE) practices within the petroleum sector, which includes the launch of a new training center that will teach HSE based on the latest international standards.
The initiative and plan was presented by Eng. Karim El-Dessouky, Bechtel Vice President & General Manager with the attendance of David Chi, Executive Vice President American Chamber of Commerce, Eng. Alaa El Batal, EGPC CEO, Eng. Waleed Lotfy, Petrojet Chairman and Managing Director, Nadir Imanov, BP Vice President.
The center will be established in Ain El-Sokhna and will be operated by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). It will provide training courses for human cadres by using modern tools and best practices to be applied in the different petroleum projects.
After signing the agreement, El Molla affirmed the importance of this cooperation which falls within the framework of the sector’s Modernization project to cope with the growth of new investments and projects. He noted that this model will be repeated in Alexandria, Suez, Assiut and Western Desert.