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Restrata, Agility to train Iraqi workers

November 23, 2016

Consultancy and training services firm, Restrata, has partnered with logistics provider Agility to offer specialized training for oil and gas employees at the Rumaila Energy Park (REP) in southern Iraq.

The REP's new training center will offer a wide range of courses related to health and safety, and oil and gas industry operations. All training courses meet international standards, are accredited, and include transportation, catering and security services.

Spanning 1,000,000sq km, the center is a fully serviced industrial park developed by Agility Real Estate. It includes warehouse facilities, workshops, lay-down yards, offices, and life support camps and provides logistics, maintenance, catering, and housekeeping services to companies using the facility.

It is ideally located to service and support the development of major oil fields: Rumaila North and South, West Qurna, and Zubair, and serves as a secure transit hub to central Iraq.

Will Follett, vice president of workforce development at Restrata said, “International oil companies are required to meet targets for the number of local workers they employ and it is imperative that, even in the face of the low oil price environment, they are trained to the highest standards.

“Working alongside Agility, we are offering courses in a location that is convenient to the majority of workers looking to develop their skills and gain industry recognized accreditation.

“We aim to build our clients’ resilience through effective and cost efficient management of their safety and security risks and all of our training programs reflect this. Our training programs can be tailored to meet the individual requirements of a company, following support with the full risk evaluation, and courses cover both preventative and reactive skills in order to fully prepare them for working in hazardous conditions.”

In Iraq, Restrata has been involved in numerous projects that combine evaluation and analysis with the development and delivery of a client specific training program. These include firefighter training for Gazprom at Badra Field, HSE training for Lukoil at West Qurna 2, English language and soft-skills training for Petrochina at Halfiya; and security training on behalf of BP (ROO) for the Oil Field Protection Force at Rumalia.

In addition, Restrata has worked around the Middle East and North Africa on projects focused on developing the local workforce, most recently signing an agreement with Egyptian National Falcon to train several thousand security personnel over a six month period and establish a training academy to support long-term sustainability. Restratarecently merged with its sister company, Stirling Group



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