One of the main strategies for the joint venture was to plan for the needs of a community in close parallel to the yard’s development. One key issue was providing employment for a disadvan taged generation following a turbulent period in the country’s history, as a result of over 35 years of civil war. Finding the required skilled workers locally who met international standards required an initiative and investment by SBM and its partner.
Paenal, nowadays is a modern and fully develop Angolan Yard with a solid reputation in the construction of complex projects for Oil and Gas companies and major operators, capable to perform up to 10.000 tons per year of topsides modules, wellhead platforms, subsea equipment and heavy steel structures. Requiring approximately two (2) million man-hours.