Newly launched Intertec Inc, a logistics and support vessel supplier, aims to have Guyanese actively contribute and be competitive within the oil and gas sector.
Intertec is a Guyanese-owned company incorporated in 2020 but officially launched on Tuesday. Intertec offers a range of services in logistics and offshore support vessels.
Managing Director Hannah Vogel London has observed foreign companies dominating the oil and gas sector. She believes her company can offer a window of opportunity for Guyanese to play key roles in the industry.
“We know that there are one or two companies here monopolising the vessels services sector. However, we believe there is opportunity for competition. So, we will compete, and we will improve on the level of services which are being provided to bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge here into Guyana,” says London, who is one of the company’s two directors. She aims to have the company be 100% Guyanese owned and operated when they begin hiring persons to work on the vessels they are bringing into Guyana.
While she does not own a Guyanese passport, she plans to apply for one, given that her husband and family are Guyanese.
“We will be offering the global fleet to Guyana’s oil and gas industry, supplying top quality vessels and first-class crew.”
The Director acknowledges it can be tough finding Guyanese with the knowledge, expertise, and experience in working on offshore vessels.
To combat this, the company plans to create a maritime training programme that will equip Guyanese with the skills to be active participants in the oil and gas industry.
This training initiative will “explore every avenue” to target graduates with a base knowledge in engineering and similar fields.
“It is quite difficult, challenging to find local experienced crew who aren’t already working for other operators. So, there will be challenges, that’s why we’re going to start the training programme as well, so we can sort of support that and drive that forward.”