Bechtel in Africa

Bechtel has worked in Africa for more than 70 years, delivering hundreds of projects. This history and our global experience continue to support Africa to build transformative and resilient projects, with sustainability at the core. Our approach includes building the capacity of local workers, businesses, and communities and having a plan to transition local-content programs toward economic development. 

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Bechtel in Africa

70 years of partnership on the continent.



Meet Lanata, a Bechtel engineer helping to protect homes and infrastructure from flooding

Safe Crossings in Kukibuye

Building a footbridge for a Rwanda village


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Local content: an enabler for growth

Right-sizing local content policies and programs can incentivize financial investment.

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Rethinking “bankability” for Africa’s infrastructure

Structuring  the right deal early and picking the right funding sources is the key to successful infrastructure projects.

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Building resilient communities

Working with vulnerable communities to build resilient infrastructure and improve access to safe, reliable drinking water.

  • Over 600 Angolan workers earned national standard trade-craft certifications
  • Welders install liner plates inside one of the project’s tanks
  • Part of the Angola LNG team
  • Stade de l'Amitié, site of the final match of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
  • One of the project's skilled workers
  • Scaffolding workers take part in a pre-job safety meeting
  • The plant employs technology developed by ConocoPhillips, which Bechtel has used in multiple LNG projects
  • The plant was the biggest single investment in Angola's history
  • Skilled craft workers tie rebar at one of more than 5,000 public housing units
  • Bechtel is advancing the competencies of workers to achieve international standards for quality, ethics and safety
  • The $25 billion plan’s massive investment in education includes new schools and universities
  • The investment in education also includes fiber-optic communications to facilitate Internet learning and help meet Gabon's need for skilled workers
  • Bechtel and the agency it manages are training and employing increasing numbers of local workers, raising standards and transferring knowledge and skills
  • Completed projects include the design for and feasibility study of a new port and marina in capital Libreville
  • Two stadiums, hotels and roads were ready in time for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
  • Arrival of the first cargo ship
  • Under the plan, teams will build or upgrade more than 500 miles (800+ kilometers) of rail lines