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The East African : Oct 27th 2014
The EastAfrican 14 Special advertising section OIL AND GAS INVESTMENT Mining creates jobs for service industry Different companies are now exploiting the various business opportunities opened up by sector TURN FROM PAGE 12 ≥epai≥ed to highest stand- a≥ds of quality and ≥eliability. Sitico G≥oup specialises in p≥ocu≥ing, sto≥age and dist≥ibution of ≥efined pet≥oleum p≥oducts eithe≥ in bulk o≥ small quantities in East Af≥ica and ac≥oss South Sudan. The South Sudanese com- pany has a≥≥angements with global pet≥oleum t≥ade≥s as well its own t≥ading o∞ces in Kenya, Sudan and Dubai to gua≥antee access to su∞cient p≥oduct volumes. Sitico delive≥s pet≥ol, diesel, aviation fuel, lub≥icants and fu≥nace oil ac≥oss South Sudan eithe≥ by ≥oad, ≥ive≥ and ai≥. Sitico manages 600 met≥ic tonne te≥minal in Juba and othe≥ bulk sto≥age facilities in the count≥y. Bu≥eau Ve≥itas ca≥≥ies out ve≥ification of confo≥mity fo≥ the Kenya Bu≥eau of Standa≥ds (KEBS) Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana fo≥ p≥eexpo≥t ve≥ification of seve≥al g≥oups of p≥oducts expo≥ted into these count≥ies. Unde≥ p≥e ve≥ification of confo≥mity ( PVoC) p≥og≥amme, the fi≥m pe≥fo≥ms physical inspections o≥ sampling, labo≥ato≥y testing of supply p≥io≥ to shipmentwhen needed in the count≥y, and issues ce≥tificate. Bu≥eau Ve≥itas is capable of pe≥fo≥ming inspection with 24 hou≥s in South Af≥ica and 72 hou≥s fo≥ ove≥seas’ inspections on availability of inspecto≥s. Ea≥thview Geoconsult- ants Ltd ≥egiste≥ed in Octobe≥ 1998, is a p≥ivate company that p≥ovides high quality ≥esea≥ch and consultancy se≥vices with an inte≥-disciplina≥y app≥oach to issues. The fi≥m’s mission is to p≥ovide ≥esea≥ch and consultancy se≥vices in ea≥th ≥esou≥ces investigations, exploitation, and management while ensu≥ing that sustainability and envi≥onmental cleanliness is maintained all the time. Ea≥thview has developed capacity in natu≥al ≥esou≥ces management p≥ojects as the fi≥m’s sta≠ has vast expe≥ience in ca≥≥ying out i≥≥igation development and d≥ainage, e≥osion ≥isk su≥veys and wate≥shed management. Ea≥thview has developed and ove≥seen the successful implementation of di≠e≥ent envi≥onmental management plans to ensu≥e p≥otection of natu≥al ≥esou≥ces du≥ing p≥oject implementation. The company ca≥≥ies out geological, geotechnical, hyd≥ogeological, soil and othe≥ types of su≥veys backed up by application of ≥elevant compute≥ softwa≥e, ha≥dwa≥e and geog≥aphic info≥mation systems (GIS). The GIS activities conduct- ed by Ea≥thview a≥e based on data collected f≥om many yea≥s’ assessments and stud- Mining in northern Tanzania Bureau Veritas: A global leader in supply chain quality, safety B u≥eau Ve≥itas is the leading company in inspection, testing and ce≥tification in East Af≥ica with mo≥e than 400 clients sp≥ead ac≥oss the ≥egion. Established in 1828, the multinational company ope≥ating in ove≥ 150 count≥ies with ove≥ 70,000 employees delive≥ing high quality se≥vices to help its clients, meeting the g≥owing challenges of quality, safety, envi≥onmental p≥otection and social ≥esponsibility. The company o≠e≥s innova- tive solutions that go beyond simple compliance with ≥egulations and standa≥ds, ≥educing ≥isk, imp≥oving pe≥fo≥mance and p≥omoting sustainable development. “We conduct quality inspec- tion se≥vices based on client specified c≥ite≥ia based on values that include integ≥ity and ethics, impa≥tial counsel and validation, custome≥ focus and safety,” said Ravi Myso≥e, Bu≥eau Ve≥itas East Af≥ican Regional chief executive. “We o≠e≥ indust≥ial inspection linked to oil and gas indust≥y because this is a g≥owing secto≥ in the ≥egion.” Bu≥eau Ve≥itas majo≥ clients include Tullow Oil, CNOOC, Total, Exp≥o, Schlumbe≥ge≥, G≥eatwall, Weathe≥fo≥d. The company is ISO ce≥tified and has been appointed by the Bu≥eau of Standa≥ds of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to p≥ovide p≥e-expo≥t Ve≥ification of Confo≥mity (PVoC) to standa≥ds se≥vices. Among the p≥oducts cov- e≥ed include food and ≥elated p≥oducts, chemicals and ≥elated p≥oducts, textile and consume≥ p≥oducts, building and ≥elated p≥oducts, mechanical and elect≥ical p≥oducts “Companies expo≥ting these kinds of goods to Kenya and othe≥ East Af≥ican count≥ies have to get the ≥equi≥ed Ce≥tificate of Confo≥mity afte≥ having the confo≥mity of the goods checked p≥io≥ to shipment,” said M≥ Myso≥e. “To ensu≥e that this is fol- lowed, expo≥te≥s contact us with the list of p≥oducts, ≥elated confo≥mity p≥oofs to count≥y’s standa≥ds o≥ inte≥national/≥egional/ national standa≥ds.” The main objectives of the Confo≥mity Assessment P≥og≥amme is to p≥otect consume≥s against dange≥ous, sub-standa≥d o≥ counte≥feit p≥oducts, imp≥ove quality of p≥oducts th≥ough compliance with standa≥ds and ≥egulations, p≥otect domestic indust≥y f≥om unfai≥ competition of poo≥ quality impo≥ts, ease t≥ade ope≥ations by ≥ecognising existing confo≥mity p≥oof to avoid unnecessa≥y ≥e-test- ing. Bu≥eau Ve≥itas has excelled in many of the catego≥ies including full ma≥ks in te≥ms of wate≥ use ≥eduction, g≥een powe≥, e∞cient lighting, cont≥ols & HVAC System, building design simulated using eQuest and indoo≥ ai≥ quality. As a global leade≥ in sup- ply chain quality, safety and sustainability management se≥vices, we a≥e delighted to ≥epo≥t this majo≥ success, clea≥ly demonst≥ating ou≥ commitment to suppo≥t health, social and envi≥onment initiatives wo≥ldwide. Howeve≥ M≥ Myso≥e notes that among the challenges that need to be add≥essed in enginee≥ing, const≥uction indust≥y, a≥e lack of st≥ingent ≥equi≥ements by gove≥nments in East Af≥ica as is in the othe≥ count≥ies whe≥e the inf≥ast≥uctu≥e is tho≥oughly inspected and app≥oved. “The≥e is also need to devel- op the human ≥esou≥ces in the oil and gas indust≥y in o≥de≥ fo≥ it to ≥un e≠ectively,” noted M≥ Myso≥e. With the help of its la≥ge inte≥national netwo≥k Bu≥eau Ve≥itas has developed expe≥tise and skilled local ≥esou≥ces in East Af≥ica in NDT, Lifting Equipment Inspection, etc. to p≥ovide one stop solution to oil and gas indust≥y inspection and ce≥tification needs. OCTOBER 25-31, 2014 SERVICE EARTHVIEW HAS DEVELOPED CAPACITY IN NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROJECTS AS THE STAFF HAS EXPERIENCE IN CARRYING OUT IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT AND DRAINAGE, EROSION RISK SURVEYS ies conducted in the field. This data is then fo≥matted into digital maps. To achieve this, Ea≥thview has a team comp≥ising competent expe≥ts, up to date ha≥dwa≥e and softwa≥e. The fi≥m uses GPS ≥eceive≥s fo≥ infield data collection. Ea≥thview conducts GIS and Map p≥epa≥ation fo≥ all its p≥ojects. Ea≥thview conducts social and economic su≥veys by using both qualitative and quantitative ≥esea≥ch methods which involves va≥ious data collection techniques and analysis of la≥ge amounts of data f≥om the field.
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