EDGE partners East African University to ‘open up new opportunities’

Norwell EDGE Tanzania MOU 1 Prof. Rutinwa Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam and Mike Adams Co founder of Norwell EDGENorwell EDGE, the online oil and gas technical training provider, has signed a MoU with the University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM)

The agreement will explore opportunities to work on joint educational projects, outreach initiatives and to collaborate on oil and gas industry projects in Tanzania.

The petroleum engineering students will have full access to Norwell EDGE’s in-depth technical oil and gas awareness course, which includes 50 modules and certified assessments.

Mike Adams, the co-founder of Norwell EDGE, said, “The undergraduate students here have been part of our story for the last two years and were among the first in the world to test our new platform. As such, I’m pleased to be able to continue that working partnership and I’m confident this collaboration will open up new opportunities for both EDGE and the university.”

Professor Rutinwa, USDM’s acting vice-chancellor, added, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Norwell EDGE and work together with them to further enhance learning opportunities for our students while also identifying projects on which we can collaborate.”

Since its launch in March 2018, Norwell EDGE has attracted users from more than 40 countries around the world and includes international oil and gas operators in the UK and Nigeria, as well as oil and gas service companies among its customers.

Sarah Cooke, the British high commissioner to Tanzania, commented, “I’m delighted that Norwell EDGE has partnered with the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The UK is a global leader in oil and gas training and this partnership will enable Tanzania’s students and engineers to access world-class training online.”

“The oil and gas sector has the power to transform Tanzania’s economy and expertise from Aberdeen can play an invaluable role. I hope that other companies will be able to follow Norwell EDGE’s lead and secure new business opportunities in the country,” she concluded.

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