Learning from AMEC’s oil and gas asset support operations in the Asia Pacific Region, with case-study of the Shell Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project | Land Portal

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janvier 2004
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This is the first in a series of evidence-based reports on the role of large engineering contractors in strengthening the positive local economic and social impacts of capital investment projects in the oil and gas sector in developing countries. The report looks at the Fluor-AMEC asset support contract for the Phillipines ‘Malampaya’ gas-to-power- project operated by Shell PhilippinesFindings of the study include:although major contractors are increasingly required to demonstrate a track record in community dialogue, it is still rare for the terms of contract to require their participation un community investment projects commonly managed by the project operatorasset support contractors with a proven capacity for rapid skills competency development and a network of known sub-contractors with the necessary technical capabilities should expect to increasingly secure a competitive advantagefinding innovative ways to enhance the overall social impact of projects include the integration of operational infrastructure with local authority public service plans and budgets and routing transactions and deposits through national and local banks to build local financial capabilitiescontractors are advised to develop and understanding of the social loan requirements of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and the extent to which these requirements are likely to influence the social performance objectives of their client.

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