Deloitte and WorleyParsons, leaders in the professional services and engineering fields respectively, have entered a partnership offering clients fully integrated solutions aimed at accelerating and improving the delivery of capital projects in Africa.
Deloitte associate director for integrated operations delivery Mahendra Dedasaniya says the alliance with WorleyParsons would enable both firms to combine their strengths in designing, building and improving joint operations in major projects across the mining, petrochemicals and infrastructure sectors, creating new markets and new offerings.
“Deloitte and WorleyParsons have proven track records in building world class capital projects and advisory services respectively on large complex projects for clients across borders and industry segments. The combination of our skills will create new joint service offerings to our existing and prospective clients across Africa,” Dedasaniya says.
WorleyParsons’ GM: BD, project support and facilities Brian Harkin says: “The strategic alliance with Deloitte reflects our commitment to constantly challenge ourselves to develop new opportunities for growth, and is grounded on the proven track records of both organisations in their core competencies of delivering world class advisory services to our clients.”
Dedasaniya adds: “It is a good cultural fit as we both have distinctive collaborative and entrepreneurial approaches to business, and share a mutual respect and understanding for the local environment, having built our reputations on local expertise and delivery backed by global experience and support.”
He says there is a growing recognition of the value of collaboration in securing and successfully completing large scale capital projects in Africa.
“Delivering on capital projects in Africa is a complex process that requires integrating several variables that include effectively utilising people as well as the appropriate project delivery tools, methodology and technology. That’s exactly what Deloitte aims to achieve through its partnership with WorleyParsons,” Dedasaniya says
Harkin adds: “Africa continues to present an exciting market to WorleyParsons. Through our partnership with Deloitte we expect to generate further opportunities for WorleyParsons, enhanced employment and development opportunities for our African staff and added benefit for the communities we serve.”