Fugro: Ground Structures positioning self for oil take-off
A GEOTECHNICAL engineering company is using its own funds to build local content here and could be ready to break ground when U.S. oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil moves into oil production in 2020.
The Ground Structures Engineering Consultants (GSEC) located in D’andrade Street, Newton, Georgetown, has been in existence for almost 25 years, having been founded back in 1993 by U.S.-trained Geotechnical Engineer Charles Ceres. The company has been offering geotechnical engineering and environmental services to a number of local and international companies.
Today, the company has trained many Guyanese, some of whom have moved on to foreign countries lending their expertise. Speaking to the Guyana Chronicle on Thursday, Ceres said the entity has been working with a number of projects and companies including Guyana Goldfields, Troy Resources and even the Amaila Falls Hydro project.
“Our track record speaks for itself. Because we do not work for the government, persons might think we do not exist… we are not involved in public sector projects, people do not know that we are around,”Ceres told this newspaper.
The company’s outstanding track record has seen it being selected in April this year by Fugro, a Dutch geotechnical company that offers survey, subsea, and geoscience services for clients, including oil and gas, telecommunications cable, and infrastructure companies. Currently, GSEC engineers are conducting geotechnical laboratory tests on soil samples recovered during the Liza 1 geotechnical drilling programme.