Bechtel is partnering up with the government’s export credit agency to showcase opportunities for the UK supply chain to help deliver its overseas contracts.
The opportunities include one of the largest infrastructure projects in Africa, the 743km Kenya expressway, which Bechtel announced it won last month. Other opportunities are available in civil nuclear and oil and gas.
Bechtel and UK Export Finance (UKEF) will explain the opportunities at an event in Birmingham on September 28. The engineering giant and government body have a memorandum of understanding that they will promote export opportunities on major projects.
“This partnership with Bechtel underscores the competitiveness of UK industry, and the breadth of our supply chain across engineering and construction sectors,” said international grade minister Greg Hands. “As an international economic department, the role of the Department for International Trade is to bring major export opportunities like the Kenya expressway to UK business, and I am delighted that we are continuing to do so through UK Export Finance.”
“Bechtel customers rely on the quality and competitiveness of projects we deliver,” said Mark Ashwin, Bechtel’s regional operations manager for the Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit. “Our UK supply chain, supported by UKEF, is key as we continue to deliver on our promise to customers across the globe.”