The Centre for Local Business Development Continues its API Spec Q1 Mentorship Programme


-‭ ‬Partnering with Lloyd’s Register to Deliver Training

‭The Centre for Local Business Development ‬
(Centre) started its API Spec Q1 Mentorship Programme as one of the current capacity building programmes offered by the Centre after signing its Memorandum of Understanding with the American Petroleum institute (API) in 2020.
In 2021, the Centre partnered with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to offer a mentorship programme to build the capacity of Guyanese manufacturers and fabricators to meet the API Q1 specification – an industry-leading quality management standard critical to ‭manufacturers‬ in the international oil and natural gas sector.
Lloyd’s Register has a 262-year history of bringing assurance and safety to the maritime
industry. Throughout this time, Lloyd’s Register has helped the implementation of high-quality
standards worldwide, and are now in fully operational in Guyana.
“This is a key programme and next step for many manufacturing businesses that have been
through the ISO Mentorship Programme. We are grateful for this partnership that can help to
further elevate many local businesses,” said Dr. Natasha Gaskin-Peters, Director of the Centre
for Local Business Development.
For the last several months, since establishing a presence in Guyana, Lloyd’s Register has
been working closely with local companies in partnership with Centre for Local Business
Development. Our collaboration has focused on bringing the required industry standards and
quality systems for these companies to achieve a minimum of ISO 9001 certification and help
elevate their best practices with API Q1 accreditation.
“This partnership, which aligns with our mission and vast expertise, is focused on developing a
safety-based approach in the maritime supply chain in Guyana, which ultimately will place local companies in a position to support the international operators that are already working in the country with the required recognised technical and safety standards,” said Patrick Ribeiro, Country Manager of Lloyd’s Register in Guyana.
This mentorship programme partnership between the Centre for Local Business Development
and Lloyd’s Register represents a true partnership and development for API Standards in Guyana.

(Press Release)


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