11/26/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/26/2018 04:50
National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, held a meeting at NOC's Tripoli headquarters on November 22, 2018, with Mr Fathi Saed, team lead for the Benghazi Oil Technical Centre (BOTC) in the Al-Muraisa free-zone, and Mr Yousef Abdul Hadi, project lead for NOC's new Benghazi offices, to discuss the latest developments regarding the two projects.
The BOTC will be responsible for the Libyan oil and gas sector's equipment and infrastructure needs and forms part of NOC's optimisation strategy to increase efficiency, grow technical capabilities, and reduce costs.
The centre will focus on repair and maintenance of rotating and main fixed equipment, and the provision of services and complementary activities; such as inspection and certification, instrument calibration, and technical services training. As well as facilitating production, manufacturing and drilling, the centre will also deliver significant cost reductions and reduce production loss through local company maintenance work.
As a result, the centre will help localize advanced technology capabilities in Libya, providing new job opportunities and developing further prospects for training and practical development. The location of the specialist hub is expected to attract business from similar sectors in neighbouring countries; contribute to sustainable development projects; attract foreign investment and capital; as well as encourage growth in regional transport, tourism, and banking sectors.
Mr Fathi Saed briefed the NOC chairman and attendees on the progress of the Al-Muraisa project and property ownership procedures. For his part, Mr Yousef Abdul Hadi briefed attendees on the latest progress of the Benghazi Giuliana project.
Chairman Sanalla stressed that the corporation is in constant contact with relevant authorities to speedily facilitate the completion of NOC's Benghazi mega-project. He further emphasized the importance of the project and build capturing all internationally recognized HSE and administrative standards, and the highest levels of professionalism in its delivery. The overall project will include a magnificent architectural icon as the centrepiece and consists of an integrated administrative complex comprising the offices of the corporation; the Central Bank of Libya; an integrated conference centre and heliport; a five-star hotel; a Brega Petroleum Marketing Company facility, and an international oil company investment building.
The meeting was also attended NOC board director, Eng. Abulgasem Shengheer; director general of the General Department of Finance, Mr Balaid Salem; general manager of Legal Affairs, Dr Khalafallah Muftah Ibrahim; general manager of Human Resources, Mr Mohammed Abu Laaj; and the director of the Environment Department, Dr Salim Al Jawashi.