The first 72 young people graduated from the Hotel and Tourism course

Pursuant to the existing memorandum of understanding between the Instituto Industrial e Comercial de Pemba (IICP – Industrial and Commercial Institute of Pemba) and TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, in its capacity as operator of the Mozambique LNG project, the first 72 young people from the Hotel and Tourism course graduated on the past 27th of July. This course includes fields of expertise such as reception and floors, restaurant and bar, as well as gastronomy and culinary arts.

The 72 graduates, mostly displaced from Palma and Mocímboa da Praia, are part of the 390 young people to be trained in various technical and professional areas, which, in addition to hotel and tourism, include the areas of oil and gas processing, industrial electricity and general mechanics.

During the graduation ceremony, Esperança Pinto, a representative of the Government of the district of Pemba, stated that “the trainees now graduated benefited from the technical assistance and knowledge necessary for the development of their skills to seek employment opportunities in the productive sector. We hope that similar training initiatives will continue to be strengthened to reduce the unemployment rate in the province”.

In turn, Leonardo Nhavoto, Local Content Manager at TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, said: “We remain committed to the sustainable development of the country and Cabo Delgado in particular, despite continuing to be in force majeure and therefore with our construction operations suspended. Today, with the graduation of these 72 young people, we take another important step in the materialization of our commitment. It is another important step in the implementation of our Local Content Strategy, which is in line with the Unique Program of Local Content established by the Government. The 390 young people, who will be trained here at the ICCP in various technical and professional areas, will join the 2,500 young people who are already being trained in Cabo Delgado, in a partnership between the Mozambique LNG project and IFPELAC, within the CapacitaMoz platform, an initiative led by the Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, which aims, among other objectives, at contributing to the training of Mozambicans.

Alima Mussa, student from Palma, said: “I left Palma because of the armed attacks. When I heard about this training, after months at home doing nothing, I immediately signed up. I didn’t want to stay at home and do nothing. Here, I learned to do things I didn’t know how to do. Some things I knew how to do, but now I do them differently. I’m ready to work. I want to help my family”.

Maria Moche, from Mocímboa da Praia, stated that “I found out about the course through a friend. She told me that there was an opportunity for displaced people. I thought it was a good idea because I had been at home doing nothing for 4 years. I graduated in gastronomy. Now, my dream is to open a small restaurant”.

About Mozambique LNG project

Mozambique LNG is the first onshore development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the country. The project includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1 and the construction of a two-trains liquefaction plant with a capacity of 13.12 million tonnes per year. The Area 1 contains approximately up to 65 Tcf of gas resources, of which 18 Tcf will be developed with the first two trains.

TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies SE, operates the Mozambique LNG project with a 26.5% stake, together with Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited (20%), ENH Rovuma Área 1, SA (15%), ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.



Hélder Ossemane – +258 82 323 4200, helder.ossemane@external.totalenergies.com

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