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Twelve Mozambican graduates have spent six months on placements at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, where the Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel for our Coral South iEPCI™ project for ENI is being built.
This internship is part of the TJS Consortiums ( TechnipFMC, JGC and Samsung Hevy Industry) Local Content Program as the main contractors for the Coral South FLNG.
The Mozambicans worked at Samsung’s shipyard in Geoje shipyard in order to get familiarised with offshore projects design.
They worked in engineering areas such as mechanical for pipelines, structures, process/chemistry, electrical, electronics and related areas,
The placements, which ran from February to August, involved classroom learning and hands-on experience in the workshops.
Vania Coutinho, a Computer Engineer in Maputo, was part of Instrumentation & Control Team related to Automation Processes within the vessel.
She said, “A lot of our time was spent in the office, reading and analysing documents.
“I worked in the hull Electrical Department which comprised three disciplines: Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, and Telecommunications.
“We were able to familiarise ourselves with many aspects of the Coral South project, which will be useful to us and our colleagues as we go through this long offshore project. It’s a big advantage for us.
“We left Mozambique not really sure about project documents, codes and standards – we are just new professionals – but in Geoje we learned about the technical aspects of our jobs and the project. Now we’re with TechnipFMC, we have that base of knowledge to build on.”
The Mozambicans lived in shared apartments, with a South Korean guide to help them get by day to day in a society much different from what they were used to at home. The 12,000km trip itself was an adventure.
Vania said “For many of us, it was our first time abroad. Samsung sent a guide to accompany us as we flew first to South Africa, then to Hong Kong, then to Busan in South Korea. Then we took a bus to the island of Geoje. The Koreans were so kind to us, as professionals and as people. They showed great patience and helped us when we had new tasks or challenges. We’re thankful for that. The only difficulty was the language – Korean and English are so different. But our smartphones were brilliant for translating and helping us to communicate. The Koreans are also very big on team building, and we would sometimes socialise with them. There was also an excellent day out when Samsung took the whole team – Koreans and Mozambicans – to an amusement park. I think we all really learned from the experience in so many ways.”
The twelve engineers are now back to Mozambique and have been employed by ENHL TechnipFMC JV since September. They putting in practice the knowledge acquired during the training in field of productions and maintenance, construction engineering and instrumentation and could contribute to the Coral South Project as well as the development of oil and gas industry in Mozambique.
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