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Fluor opens Botswana office

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has opened an office in Gaborone, Botswana, which will serve as the company’s operations base to expand and diversify business activities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Charles Siwawa, CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines, participated along with other business leaders and dignitaries at the official opening.

“Africa is an emerging economy and Botswana, as one of the continent’s leading democracies, will provide an excellent base for Fluor’s business,” says 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.

Andries Bester, Fluor Botswana Country Manager
Andries Bester, Fluor Botswana Country Manager

“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,” says 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.”

“We strongly believe that having a permanent project execution presence in the country will provide more opportunities in employment of local citizens and for supplier and skills development.”

Caption for home page photograph:

Andries Bester, Country Manager of Fluor Botswana with Joe McAneny, Senior Vice President, Global Projects, Fluor Corporation and Charles Siwawa, CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines at the unveiling of the plaque during the official opening of the Fluor Botswana office in Gaborone.

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