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Angola workforce development

Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, and construction services for the first LNG project in Angola, the second-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. For the construction phase of the project, Bechtel conducted extensive recruitment, training, and employment programs for potential workers across Angola. Secondary benefits of the effort included the creation of a state-of-the-art training facility, which the project team turned over to Angola as a permanent legacy, and the development of a worker database to capture individuals’ craft certifications and work experience for their future employment.


  • 8,362  Angolans trained in project and safety procedures
  • 800 Angolans received on-the-job training in more than a dozen job areas
  • 611 Angolan workers earned national standard trade-craft certifications
  • 69 Angolans trained and promoted to supervisory positions