Sonangol has announced plans for the construction of a scientific research and innovation centre by 2021. The company, in a statement sent to Angola’s Angop news agency, said the centre would focus on strategic projects for Sonangol.
Work will begin on the Research and Technology Centre (CIITIP) plan in 2021 and be completed in 2022. The site will hold a number of institutions, including higher education, professional training and business incubators, Angop reported.
The centre will work on a range of aspects for Sonangol and the sector. Angop said these would include exploration, development, production, refining and petrochemicals, renewable energy and sustainable development.
The Angolan Ministry of Natural Resources and Petroleum, Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG) and some foreign operators, including Norway’s Equinor back the centre.
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