Anadarko Wants Armored Vehicles for Mozambique Gas Project

Anadarko Petroleum wants a fleet of at least six vehicles with armor heavy enough to stop AK-47 bullets at its natural-gas project in Mozambique. And it needs them soon.

The company called for expressions of interest from potential suppliers of so-called B6-specification vehicles and also wants associated fleet-management services, according to an advertisement published in the Maputo-based Noticias newspaper.

Anadarko is expected to spend at least $20 billion on its project in Palma, near the Tanzanian border, where a shadowy insurgency has killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. The attacks reached an area a few kilometers from the company’s worker camp this month, according to local media reports.

“In order to ensure readiness for operations, there is an immediate need” for the vehicles, Anadarko said in the advertisement.

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