WorleyParsons again enjoyed strong growth and diversification in Africa this year. The region has grown it’s headcount by 10% to 960 personneland EBIT by around 50. In particular the Egypt office doubled in size, growing to nearly 200 personnel. Building on a strong Hydrocarbons capability, Egypt was awarded the West Delta Deep Phase 8 Select Study. A successful diversification into Power saw WorleyParsons sign a contract with the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA) for consultancy services supporting the delivery of the first Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant.
DeltaAfrik, WorleyParsons’ Nigerian entity, is an established market leader within the Nigerian Hydrocarbon sector, offering world-class services using local resources. DeltaAfrik demonstrated its commitment to safety, surpassing 5 million Lost Time Injury Free work hours. Having added significant capability and implemented state-of-the-art tools and systems to support Mobil Producing Nigeria’s major EPCM contract, DeltaAfrik has now secured Service Contracts with Chevron Nigeria and Total E&P Nigeria Limited. DeltaAfrik also added Infrastructure to its list of local capabilities having been awarded the Ibom industrial city master plan and is working hard at further expansion in the Infrastructure and Power sectors this year..
In South Africa, our 50% acquisition of Pangaea, to form WorleyParsonsSA Ltd, has already enabled a track record in the Power sector to be established, along with increasing capability and market share in the Hydrocarbons and Infrastructure & Environment sectors and most recently into the Minerals and Metals sector with a strategically important feasibility study for Sasol Coals Shondoni coal development. WorleyParsons is optimistic about the growth opportunities in South Africa, with the access it provides to Sub-Saharan Africa.
WorleyParsons Angola Limitada continues to establish itself in the Angolan market while investing in resource depth and capability. The integration of INTECSEA provides favourable access to the Angolan deepwater market, which represents a significant future proportion of global deepwater development investment. Meanwhile, in Libya, WorleyParsons North Africa is now operational with projects underway with Waha Oil Company and with a major FEED underway with Mabruk on the Al Jurf offshore development. In a region that is highly prospective, WorleyParsons looks forward to being at the forefront of this emerging market.
Africa continues to present an exciting market to WorleyParsons. With our growing local operations and diversifying capabilities we expect this to generate further opportunities for WorleyParsons, enhanced employment and development opportunities for our African staff, and added benefit for the communities in which we serve.