The first stone has been laid for the construction of a 16-storey Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC) tower in Pointe-Noire. Denis SASSOU NGUESSO took the honor of laying the foundation stone in a ceremony that took place during SNPC’s 25th-anniversary celebration. NGUESSO is the president of the Central African country.
The actual construction of the office building is set to begin in June 2023 and be completed in two years’ time. The structure will occupy an area of approximately 10,000 m 2, on Avenue Moe Telli, in the Plateau-Ville district. It will include offices, a conference room, a 528-seat auditorium, a restaurant, and five elevators.
In addition, the SNPC tower in Pointe-Noire will have two freight elevators, underground parking, and outdoor parking. Furthermore, it will feature a sports hall and multi-purpose rooms all of which will be in compliance with international safety standards.
Significance of the SNPC tower in Pointe-Noire
Upon completion, the building will house the offices of the SNPC subsidiaries and the database entity that will ensure the security of the oil data of the state. Additionally, the building will enrich the architectural decor which will contribute to the embellishment of Pointe-Noire. This is according to the director general of the SNPC, Maixent Raoul Ominga.
In addition, Ominga said that the project will now allow SNPC to work at the height of his ambitions. Furthermore, he said that the project reflects their immense joy and it is the expression of their hopes and determination.
“This is an opportunity for us to reiterate, very respectfully, a most emphatic tribute to a man, His Excellency Mr. Denis SASSOU NGUESSO, President of the Republic, and to magnify his vision, which gave birth to this industrial tool, a highly strategic, object of pride of all the people, and instrument for strengthening our influence in the hydrocarbons sector.”