New York Stock Exchange listed Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has opened an office in Gaborone which will serve as the company’s operations base to expand and diversify business activities across sub-Saharan Africa.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world’s most complex projects.
The company creates and delivers innovative and integrated solutions for its clients with engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management services. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 firm and had revenue of $21.5 billion in 2014.
Charles Siwawa, chief executive officer of the Botswana Chamber of Mines, participated along with other business leaders and dignitaries at the official unveiling on Thursday.
“Africa is an emerging economy and Botswana as one of the continent’s leading democracies, will provide an excellent base for Fluor’s business,” said Rick Koumouris, president of Fluor’s Mining and Metals Group. “We are looking forward to strengthening our ability to serve clients, both existing and new, in this developing region as well as supporting Botswana’s goal to boost local business and employment diversification.”
Fluor has been working in Botswana since the early 2000s and has established a sustainable client base in the country. The company’s first projects included the provision of technical services at the Orapa Diamond Mine, and the successful completion of the Jwaneng Cut 8 and Morupule Coal Mine expansion projects.
“The newly established office will allow Fluor to offer integrated solutions to clients in the mining and metals, energy and chemicals, power and infrastructure market sectors,” said Andries Bester, Fluor’s country manager in Botswana. “Our capability and expertise to execute diverse scopes of work and deliver them to cost, function and schedule has earned Fluor a well-regarded reputation globally.”
Consistently rated as one of the world’s safest contractors, Fluor’s primary objective is to develop, execute and maintain capital projects on schedule, within budget and with operational excellence. With its 40,000 employees, Fluor maintains a global network of offices in more than 25 countries and works on approximately 1,000 different projects at any given time.
Fluor’s reputation is well-regarded worldwide, as the top engineering and construction industry’s “Most Admired Companies,” both in the US and globally, as recognised by FORTUNE magazine. Additionally, Fluor consistently ranks on Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list and Corporate Responsibility Officer’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine consistently ranks Fluor among the top companies in its Top 500 Design Firms, Top 150 Global Design Firms, Top 200 International Design Firms and Top 100 Contractors by New Contracts.