Turner & Townsend which currently is involved in more than 40 projects across Africa, mainly in the telecoms, oil and gas, infrastructure, health, education, and hotel and leisure sectors has opened a new office in Kenya to add on its hubs in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kampala, Uganda.
“We now look to expand further into Kenya, the largest economy in the East African region, introducing new services and developing skill sets in the region,” the company said in a statement.
Heading up the Nairobi office is newly-appointed Daimon Keith, Country Manager for Kenya a chartered surveyor with considerable international experience. Prior to his appointment, he was responsible for leading our rail sector in the UK, working with Network Rail, London Underground and Transport for London.
His team is expected to quadruple in the next two years, supported by staff from other regions, who will transfer relevant skillsets and support the ambitious growth plans for Africa.
“Nairobi is our second East African office, joining Kampala, Uganda, set up in 2012. In Kenya, and other East African countries, the significant GDP growth rates mean that we will see multi-location property programmes and ambitious infrastructure plans, seeking inward investment that will require new skills. There are also substantial natural resource reserves in East Africa,” says Keith
Keith adds that the opportunities for the company are significant across the sectors it supports over and above the traditional quantity surveying services.
“We offer project management, project controls and dispute resolution services. Combined with our knowledge and understanding about the local market and its supply chain, our service portfolio gives us a differentiated and competitive proposition for companies in East Africa that need project support to secure greater capital efficiency and create more affordable assets,” he concludes
In neighbouring Uganda Turner &Townsend is involved in various projects and has clients in diverse sectors including: SAB Miller, Toyota, Lake Albert Hotel, Tullow Oil and Entebbe Airport.