3t EnerMech, a new strategic alliance between 3t Energy Group and EnerMech, has inked a significant contract on March 17 with the U.K. Government, which will help to shape future training requirements for Mozambique’s growing oil and gas workforce. 

The newly launched joint venture combines the expertise of integrated solutions specialist provider EnerMech and 3t Energy Group, which owns leading energy sector training organizations 3t Transform, Drilling Systems, Survivex and AIS Training. The alliance will deliver world-leading training and competency solutions encompassing a blend of traditional training, digital learning technologies and training compliance management platforms. 

3t EnerMech has been contracted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office which is currently working in partnership with The National Authority of Professional Education (ANEP). 

The project will see the partnership provide evidence-based analysis into the current oil and gas skills training of Mozambican Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and compare this to international standards to identify any existing gaps.  

The study will be benchmarked against the U.K.’s leading Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program (OGTAP) which is globally recognized. The scheme is managed jointly by not-for-profit energy industry skills body OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and includes the four key disciplines of electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, process operations, instrumentation, and control maintenance. 

Experienced personnel from 3t EnerMech’s U.K. and Mozambique premises will conduct the research and also create procedures and guidelines to build TVET institutions and courses which achieve ECITB and OPITO standards and accreditation. 

“Mozambique is a significant player in the global oil and gas market and with activity continuing to ramp up, the country requires a robust, skilled workforce to support new long-term projects,” Andrew Noble, 3t EnerMech vice president, said. “This study will play a key role in future training and development programs in the country and we look forward to delivering the data it presents.” 

3t EnerMech is due to deliver the study to the U.K. Government in second-quarter of this year.