7 a.m. CST
(March 5, 2019)
Anadarko today provided the following information regarding the Feb. 21 security event in Mozambique:
The safety, security and well-being of our people is always top priority. We have more fully assessed the Feb. 21 security event that occurred at a village on the road from Palma to Mocimboa da Praia approximately 20 kilometers away from the site of our future LNG facility. The evidence to date indicates both the convoy and a car belonging to a contractor encountered an existing event, which did not directly target our contract personnel, nor the LNG project, nor airstrip. As previously reported, there was one fatality and six people sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Mozambique Government recognizes security in the region requires additional attention and action. Accordingly, the Government is providing additional security resources in the area. Given this response and other ongoing security measures, we expect to continue moving the project toward FID according to our current schedule.
This will be our final update on the Feb. 21 security event.
8 a.m. CST
(Feb. 22, 2019)
Anadarko today provided the following information regarding a security event in Mozambique:
It is our understanding there were two related attacks that occurred on the road from Mocimboa da Praia to Afungi at approximately 5 p.m. local time (9 a.m. Central) on Feb. 21. The attacks occurred approximately 20 kilometers from the construction site. The first involved a convoy where six contract personnel sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were either treated or are receiving treatment, and we have accounted for all personnel. Tragically, the second attack, which involved the firm contracted to construct an airstrip for the project, resulted in one fatality. We express our sincerest condolences and ask that any further inquiries about this second attack be directed to the contractor, Gabriel Couto.
The safety, security and well-being of our people is always the top priority, and therefore, the construction site remains on lockdown, and we will not discuss specific security measures. We are still working to gather information and continue to actively monitor the situation. We also remain in close contact with Government authorities to ensure appropriate measures are in place to protect our workforce. Until we have a full picture of yesterday's events, it would be premature to comment further.