Cape Town is a service hub and a key
location for international oil & gas, logistics, offshore and maritime
operations and business.
CIS 2016 brings together more than 100
exhibitors, showing equipment, product and services for oil, gas, offshore,
logistics, maritime and marine professionals.
Alongside is the conference focused on
subjects ranging from strategy and operating efficiency to future skill
requirements and innovation.
The South African Oil & Gas Alliance
(SAOGA) says: “South Africa has a proven track record
in development projects from conceptual design and front-end engineering design
(FEED) to feasibility, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction,
installation and commissioning.”
Growth in the oil & gas sector has
been supported by a world-class engineering and manufacturing base in the
country and backed by graduates from some top universities.
Cape Town's dry-dock is the largest in
Africa and The Port of Cape Town is a main centre for the repair and upgrade of
upstream offshore vessels and equipment.
It offers a strategic location on the
south-western corner of the African continent, with a large graving dry-dock
and the upstream services established over more than 30 years.
Successful exploration in Sub-Saharan
Africa has resulted in increased activity in oil and gas across the region.
South Africa is well placed to serve as a permanent hubproviding services
and expertise for oil and gas sector.
“South Africa has a number of ports with
deep water access and dry-dock facilities serviced by a well-developed marine engineering
and services sector,” says SAOGA.
Cape Town is currently a major logistics
and distribution point for materials and equipment into the West African
oilfields, and is expected to also become a major logistics player in East
Africa oil fields.
of the major global logistics providers have substantial capability and
infrastructure in the city and the port is well connected to both West and East
Africa by sea, air and road links.