The National – Friday, February 11, 2011
By PATRICK TALU
RICH waste management project contracts are waiting at the multi-billion kina PNG LNG project of ExxonMobil.
Contract opportunities are available to local contractors, particularly the project landowner companies and local waste management enterprises.
The business enterprise centre (EC) set up by ExxonMobil to help LNG landowner companies to get contracts and start their businesses said: “Waste management is the next big opportunity in the country”.
In highlights released yesterday, EC said ExxonMobil was looking for a PNG company that could handle wastes generated from the construction and operational phases of the gas project.
EC said there had been meetings held to enable local waste management companies to take advantage of opportunities offered.
One of the companies that showed interest was Faiwol Investors Ltd, a Tabubil-based company currently engaged by Ok Tedi Mining Ltd in waste disposal.
EC also said PNG suppliers present at those meetings had indicated they would take the opportunity of presenting proposals to ExxonMobil.
Qualified companies have been given six months to submit their proposals.