Guyana’s first oil and gas training center set to open

3t EnerMech and Orinduik Development Incorporated Training Center have partnered to provide a local workforce training center in Guyana, supporting the country’s growing offshore oil and gas sector, eliminating the need for local workers to travel abroad for accredited training.

This company said it would provide “an industry-leading facility” that is internationally accredited, in line with the recently adopted local content policy.

“Created to empower and provide Guyanese with the key skills and training certifications needed to work in the offshore environment, the new 3t EnerMech Guyana Training Center of Excellence combines expert classroom training facilities, software and blended learning technologies, as well as fully immersive simulators for learning high-risk activities,” the partners said.

Over $20 million has been invested in infrastructure by Orinduik, Windsor and 3t EnerMech. The training center will be located in Lusignan, off the East Coast Highway, approximately 10 km east of the center of Georgetown, and strategically placed for easy access to local and international delegates working in the offshore market.

“The 3t EnerMech Guyana Training Center of Excellence is poised to become the first internationally accredited Construction and Engineering Industry Training (ECITB) regional body in Guyana. It will also offer the first OPITO approved country, Introduction to Basic Offshore Safety and Emergency Training (BOSIET), as well as providing a controlled environment to deliver scenario-based emergency response training in fire cases when the relevant accreditations are obtained in early 2022,” the partners said on Wednesday.

No need to travel abroad for accredited training

Joseph Lichon, Resident of the Americas for EnerMech, said, “Our mission is to grow local content globally and help create a safer, smarter and more sustainable workforce. Until now, Guyanese nationals working in the oil and gas sector had to travel to Trinidad and Tobago, the United States or Canada for accredited training, which made it very expensive and time-consuming. This is compounded by the logistical challenges of the pandemic, including travel restrictions, additional requirements and limited flight availability.

Paul Knowles, VP Training for 3t Energy Group added, “With Orinduik building the 3t EnerMech Guyana Training Center of Excellence, coupled with our expertise, technologies and programs, we are providing a comprehensive package to help personnel across the country excel in the oil and gas sector. We are very proud to play a vital role in shaping Guyana’s future and improving its economic prosperity by offering accredited skills and safety training in the country for the first time.

Orinduik is also building Guyana’s first commercial heliport as part of a larger complex that will include the new training center, an aeronautical/marine polytechnic school as well as a hotel and business center.

Harrychand Tulsi, President of Orinduik, said, “The training center is expected to be completed in June 2022 and we are very pleased to partner with 3t EnerMech to deliver world-class training and certifications as we build a skilled and safe local workforce. for the expanding offshore market. This demonstrates our support and alignment with the government’s commitment to training and employing Guyanese in key positions in this sector.


Milton S. Rodgers