On the 21st of November 2013 the official signing ceremony of a joint venture agreement between Dietsmann Technologies International and Nile Petroleum Corporation – the South Sudanese state Oil company – took place in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The agreement foresees the formation of a joint company, called DietsmannNile, that as a subcontractor to the oil operators in the country will be responsible for the Operation & Maintenance of oil production facilities.
After signing the agreement Dietsmann’s President, Peter Kutemann, and the Nile Petroleum Corporation’s Managing Director, Paul Adong, both gave speeches in which they emphasized the importance of this joint venture and its ambitions with regard to training local South Sudanese workers to carry out Operation & Maintenance functions. The Honorable Minister of Petroleum, Mining and Industry Cde. Stephen Dhieu Dau, then gave an inspiring speech to commemorate this historic event in the life of the young nation. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries and representatives of the Petroleum and Gas Commission, the Energy Commission and the Ministry of Labor, as well as managers and representatives of CNOC, Petronas, ONGC, GPOC, DPOC and SPOC and was broadcast on local television.
Dietsmann is the Leading Independent Specialist in Operation and Maintenance for Oil, Gas, LNG and Power Plants and has over 35 years of accumulated know-how of plant and equipment. The Company, which was founded in 1977, currently employs a total workforce of over 5900 people. Dietsmann N.V. is a privately-held company with its registered office in Breda, the Netherlands, an International Support & Coordination office in Monaco, Engineering offices in France and Italy and operational subsidiaries in most oil-producing countries in West and North Africa, the Caspian Sea Region and Russia. Dietsmann’s strong presence in Africa serves the national oil industries of their host countries by focusing on operational maintenance and the training of nationals.