EnerMech has opened an office in Mozambique’s capital and appointed Celestino Maússe to act as country manager.
“I am proud to be representing EnerMech as the company expands and I hope my skillset and relationships across the country will allow us to make a meaningful contribution to further develop Mozambique’s engineering capacity,” said Maússe.
“EnerMech has already established many successful partnerships across Africa and there is a lot of new activity in Mozambique. I am confident that the company’s expertise and track record in local content development will help us develop a sustainable local business, building a solid pipeline of new work across the local energy sector.”
Maússe is to lead business development for EnerMech in Mozambique, with the aim of winning and delivering new contracts.
The new country manager has previously worked on business development for SNC Lavalin and Kentz in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also held management positions in Mozambique from Kentz and Golder Associates, offering engineering services.
Maússe started his career with Sasol, before moving to Mozambique in 2014.
EnerMech’s regional director for Europe and Africa Ross McHardy said Mozambique holds substantial resources and minerals.
“With the pace of oil and gas activity in the country, we were eager to engage with and develop the local energy supply chain. With emerging opportunities within large infrastructure projects, we have identified the country as core to our future growth in the continent,” McHardy said.
EnerMech’s Maússe has a “deep understanding of sector specific drivers and brings established relationships and networks. He will launch and drive forward EnerMech’s business development activity in country and we are looking ahead to further growth in Africa.”
The company has been working in Africa for more than 10 years. In addition to its new location in Maputo, EnerMech also has offices in Cape Town, Lagos and Luanda.
EnerMech launched a Mozambique subsidiary in 2014, with a Maputo office, but shuttered the unit at the end of 2018.