The Norwegian company DOF ASA, present in Angola through Dof Subsea Angola, expressed in Luanda, its intention to build in the country, repair facilities for ships and offshore vessels.
The intention was announced by the executive vice president for the Atlantic region, Jan-Kristian Haukeland, in statements to the press, at the end of an audience granted to him by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço.
Without anticipating deadlines, Jan-Kristian Haukeland maintained that the construction of facilities for the repair of offshore vessels in Angola is justified, fundamentally, to prevent interventions on vessels in Namibia or South Africa, as has been the practice over these years.
The company, owns and operates a modern fleet of offshore vessels and has engineering capabilities for installation, ship repair and inspection, typically to serve the oil industry around the world. “At this point, our perspective is to increase the fleet of ships and, consequently, also increase the local content. We want to transfer knowledge and technologies to Angola. That is why it is necessary to create partnerships with the government”.
Jan-Kristian Haukeland praised the steps that Angola has taken to improve the business environment. “Angola has registered improved benefits at the business level. We have noticed that Angola has developed in this area, which allows us to leverage our activity, in partnership with our main customers”.
Dof Subsea, operating in Angola since 2006, is planning an investment of one to two million dollars as part of its social responsibility. "We reaffirm our determination to continue to invest in Angola and to serve the oil industry," said Jan-Kristian Haukeland.