NABI/KCL Oilfield Construction Services Guyana yesterday announced that it has been awarded the contract to build the new office facilities of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
A release from the joint venture company said that the state-of-the-art Campus will be constructed on a green field 15-acre site, comprising two buildings, associated infrastructure and a net zero energy footprint.
The release said that NABI/KCL Oilfield Construction Services Guyana is a Guyanese-led joint venture of NABI Construction Inc. (Guyana) and Kee-Chanona Limited (Trinidad and Tobago), headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana.
The release said the companies were “honoured to undertake this prestigious project for ExxonMobil Guyana and commend the emphasis on local content. We stand committed to growing local companies while delivering this project in accordance with the standards of Safety and Quality that the company is synonymous with.”
The construction of a state-of-the art corporate headquarters is being facilitated through a sublease arrangement on 15 acres of land leased to Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC).
In the plans are the construction of a roadway that would lead to the site, as the demarcated area, not far from the current Fly Jamaica and Wings Aviation offices, currently has no road access.
In July of last year, EEPGL, through a number of advertisements, put out Requests For Information (RFIs) pertaining to the construction. The RFIs were intended to gather information on the market for contractors who could provide all of the following services: construction of two buildings for 250 seats, an outdoor pavilion, paving, landscaping, fill and storm drainage, site utilities, plumbing utilities and electrical works. The advertisements said EEPGL, the local ExxonMobil subsidiary, will provide the designs and blueprints of the buildings.
The ads stated that the RFIs would only be used to gather information and EEPGL would use the information supplied to select qualified suppliers for a future bid.
Sources explained that the oil major was in negotiations with Ogle Airport Inc. since 2017 for lands but OAI’s former lease with government was scheduled to be expired in 2028 and the company wanted longer surety before it committed to an agreement.
Last year, the GL&SC entered a new 50-year lease with OAI, and OAI in turn with EEPGL’s parent company, ExxonMobil.