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AG&P to hire additional workers for LNG projects

LNG Industry,

The Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) announced it will be hiring more than 2000 workers to service key LNG projects in Russia and Australia.

“AG&P continues to play a pivotal role in establishing the Philippines as an engineering and construction hub for key projects in markets such as North America, Australia and Russia. Leveraging our fabrication and assembly expertise, we aim to deliver some of the largest LNG modules ever built, accelerating project construction and minimising the time to commercial operation,’ explained Chairman William Ottiger.

“Over the next three months, we expect to create thousands of jobs to build these complex and exciting modules to the highest levels of safety and quality in our yards at Batangans outside of Manila. The Filipino workforce will have excellent opportunities to obtain world-class skills, professional training and hands-on experience while providing significant value to the local economy.”

Fabrication yard

AG&P has the largest fabrication yard in South East Asia at over 1.5 million m2 and annual production capacity of 75 000 t. The company has grown rapidly in the last five years from 300 to over 6000 workers.

“AG&P is aggressively ramping up. We are in urgent need of hundreds of structural welders including 2G/3G/4G SMAW, 6G SMAW, FCAW, many quality inspectors, structural, piping, engineers, structural fitters, electrical technicians (terminators), E&I detailers and checkers, Field and project engineers, strong project managers and safety personnel. We’re working round-the-clock processing applications from both local and overseas candidates for immediate hire,” added Cecile Batalia, VP of Human Resources.

Local benefits

Batalia added: “Two independent events, almost in step with the other, have triggered this momentous company milestone. We have won one of the largest export contracts in the history of the Philippines. Simultaneously, with the global prices of oil going down, projects all over the world are being cancelled. Craftsmen, technical professionals and engineers working abroad are looking towards the Philippines.

“AG&P is offering our Filipino workers an immediate chance to get a job back in their country, build their career, avail of competitive packages and benefit, and take the golden opportunity to come back home to work in AG&P on one of the world’s largest LNG undertaking while being with their loved ones and partake in national building to secure the future of their children.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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