Towards capacity building in local communities

In July 2011, Petromar organized a 10-day training course in Soyo for Quality Control Welding Inspectors based on AWS standards.

The course was promoted by Moody International Angola and conducted by the American Welding Society (AWS). Fifteen Angolans working in the Quality Control Department took part with the aim of qualifying as ‘Certified Welding Inspector’ (CWI) and/or ‘Certified Associated Welding Inspector’ (CAWI). The exam took place in the same month and consisted of 3 question and answer sessions each lasting 2 hours. This is the first time in the history of both AWS and Saipem that a course of this type has been delivered in Angola.