Global EPC Company establishes South African operation

18 August 2015

Black & Veatch, a global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) leader providing energy, water, and telecommunications solutions,

has announced the creation of Black & Veatch South Africa.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, the new local subsidiary is an extension of the 100-year-old company. It also reflects Black & Veatch’s commitment to providing reliable infrastructure solutions Sub-Saharan Africa.

“The ambitious infrastructure development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa align with our existing strengths and are a vital element of Black & Veatch’s continued global growth. The formation of this locally-based, employee-owned entity, allows us to build on a more than 50-year presence in the region,” said Karen Daniel, CFO and Executive Sponsor of Black & Veatch’s Sub-Saharan Africa growth strategy.

“Our 10,000 global professionals will work with our local clients to bring world-class power, oil and gas, water and communications solutions to the region.”

Black & Veatch celebrated its global centenary earlier this month. The company fulfills its mission of ‘Building a World of Difference’ by providing reliable and innovative infrastructure solutions for the world’s most complex challenges.

There are many opportunities for us to make a difference on the continent and we have a proven track record of delivering major infrastructure projects across Africa,” said Webb Meko, Black & Veatch South Africa Regional GM for Business Development.

Black & Veatch African projects:
•Black & Veatch completed Ghana’s first IPP simple cycle EPC project supported by US investment. The Takoradi Power Facility provides electricity to address the country’s residential and industrial             power needs, offsetting electricity shortages due to periodic drought conditions.

•Black & Veatch is currently supporting a 4,800-MW supercritical coal-fired power mega project in South Africa. It is one of the largest energy infrastructure projects under construction in the world,          supported by a comprehensive skills and knowledge transfer program. Once completed, the project will provide reliable electricity for South Africa well into the future.

•Black & Veatch supported the development and design of the Sere Wind Energy Project in Western Cape South Africa.

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