Tenaris Provides Over Rp 474 Million to Outstanding Students Through Merit Awards Program in Cilegon

2019-11-14 13:33 656

CILEGON, Indonesia, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TenarisSPIJ (PT. Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya) organised the 9th Merit Awards Program in Cilegon. The program is the longest-running education-based community scheme, rewarding academic excellence and effort by providing financial support to deserving secondary students.

Tenaris Provides Over Rp 474 Million to Outstanding Students Through Merit Awards Program in Cilegon
Tenaris Provides Over Rp 474 Million to Outstanding Students Through Merit Awards Program in Cilegon

"Tenaris is committed to the growth of the communities in which we work and live and promoting a culture that rewards merit," said Martín Castro, Tenaris Managing Director, Indonesia. "Education is the primary focus of our community activities around the world. The sustainable growth of both our industrial project and the communities in which we work are intrinsically linked, and it is through the Tenaris Merit Awards Program that we are pleased to be able to contribute to the future of this city and country."

In 2018, Tenaris invested approximately US$11.7 million in community programs globally, 63 percent of which was allocated to education projects. In Indonesia, Tenaris held the first Merit Awards Ceremony in 2014, and since then, the company has presented over 1,000 scholarships to 1,308 students in 38 schools in Batam and Cilegon.

This year, 168 outstanding students from 10 schools in Cilegon received a Merit Award from Tenaris, worth a total of Rp 474 million (US$33,300). With the increase in funding of 17 percent over last year, the company can reward 33 more students and one more school this year.

Apart from the Merit Awards program, Tenaris also provides scholarships to undergraduate students through the Roberto Rocca Education Program, as well as funding assistance for the construction or renovation of primary and secondary schools in Cilegon and Batam. In addition, starting this year, Tenaris initiated work training programs for the surrounding community in collaboration with the Center for Job Training Development (BBPLK).

Tenaris's presence in Indonesia dates back to 2009, and currently have a heat treatment and threading facility in Cilegon, an accessories and threading centre in Batam, a commercial office in Jakarta, and a service centre in Sorong. The Tenaris service centre offers Rig Direct®️ Services such as technical consulting, pipe management, and field support, and handles the storage, inspection, preparation and delivery of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and accessories.

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About Tenaris

Tenaris is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products and related services for the world's energy industry and other industrial applications. Our customers include most of the world's leading oil and gas companies, and our revenues amounted to US$7.7 billion in 2018. Employing around 23,500 people worldwide, we operate an integrated network of steel pipe manufacturing, research, finishing and service facilities with industrial operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa and a direct presence in most significant oil and gas markets.

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