Regional office will facilitate development of projects throughout the continent
Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction has announced the opening of a regional Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya. This regional office reflects the company’s commitment to supporting Africa’s economic growth.
According to Bechtel’s region president for Africa Andrew Patterson (based in Nairobi) the new office in Nairobi presents an opportunity to focus on building stronger relationships with its customers and their communities.
“We are excited about creating a permanent presence in Africa to support our customers in delivering large infrastructure, oil and gas and mining projects” says Patterson.
For more than 70 years, Bechtel has worked in Africa on hundreds of projects. This history and global experience positions the company well to continue to support Africa to deliver the next generation of major projects.
Bechtel says it is committed to supporting the continued development of the continent by helping to build transformative and resilient projects, as sustainability is central to Bechtel’s approach.
“More than the physical assets we leave behind, Bechtel constructs the enabling environment that benefits society for the long term. This includes building the capacity of local workers, businesses, and communities and having a shared vision and plan to transition local-content programs toward economic development,” Patterson said.
Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Bechtel is the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States.Since 1898, the company has completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. Bechtel operates through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals.