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Sub-Saharan Africa 

In addition to its presence in North Africa, WorleyParsons has operated in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2003 through a joint venture established in Lagos, Nigeria to form DeltaAfrik Engineering Ltd. and has since then further expanded its presence across other regions of Africa.

Over the past five years, WorleyParsons has executed several hundred projects all across Sub-Saharan Africa and has established a number of operating centers in support of these projects and in support of our local customers.

Operations in Africa

African operations

DeltaAfrik, WorleyParsons’ Nigerian entity, established market leader within the Nigerian Hydrocarbon sector, offers world-class services using local resources. DeltaAfrik demonstrated its commitment to safety, surpassing 20 million Lost Time Injury Free man-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 secured Service Contracts with Chevron Nigeria, Shell, Addax Petroleum and Total E&P Nigeria Limited. DeltaAfrik's successful execution of the Egina FPSO will be a major achievement both for WorleyParsons and the Consortium of Nigerian companies. The combined total man-hours for executing the topsides detail engineering is over 1 million with the consortium accounting for 80% in-country. DeltaAfrik also added Infrastructure to its list of local capabilities having been awarded the Akwa Ibom industrial city master plan plus a number of additional studies and is further developing its presence in the Infrastructure and Power sectors.

In South Africa, the acquisition of Pangaea in 2008 to form WorleyParsons RSA established a strong track record in the Power sector, along with increasing capability and market share in the Hydrocarbons sector. This was further enhanced with the acquisition of KV3 in 2011 which was one of South Africa’s largest infrastructure consultants.

This presence in South Africa was strengthened considerably with WorleyParsons’ acquisition of TWP Holdings Ltd. (TWP) in 2013 which broadened our service offerings to customers in line with their needs and makes a stronger case for growth. This move has allowed WorleyParsons to:

  • create global centers of excellence for precious metals processing and underground mine development
  • establish a Minerals, Metals & Chemicals project delivery centre in Sub Saharan Africa
  • combine TWP’s minerals processing and infrastructure capability with the existing resource infrastructure strengths to further enhance our pit-to-port offering in the Sub Saharan Africa market
  • accelerate the growth in our Improve offering to Minerals, Metals & Chemicals customers in Sub Saharan Africa

WorleyParsons is optimistic about the growth opportunities in South Africa with the access it provides to Sub-Saharan Africa.

WorleyParsons has been active in Angola since 2006 and WorleyParsons Angola Limited continues to establish itself in the Angolan market while investing in resource depth and capability. The integration of INTECSEA provides favorable access to the Angolan deepwater market, which represents a significant future proportion of global deepwater development investment.

With East Africa emerging as a significant oil and gas province as a result of the large gas finds in Mozambique and Tanzania, and oil potential in Uganda and Kenya, WorleyParsons is seeing greater interest in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Mozambique. To leverage this, WorleyParsons established its operation in Mozambique in January 2013 to support the market across East Africa. This move has resulted in a number of significant contracts including the macro-economic study for establishing the impact of a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facility in Mozambique and the Nacala Rail Corridor Project award in September 2013 has been a true testament to WorleyParsons’ strength as a Local/global project delivery organization. Most recently in April 2014 WorleyParsons was awarded the contract to develop Uganda's national strategy and plan for petroleum transportation and storage, which represents an excellent case study for accessing other strategic assignments across the East African region.  

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.

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