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Black & Veatch enter power projects alliance with Bouygues offshore

Bouygues Offshore/Sofresid and Black & Veatch Corporation announced Tuesday the formation of a strategic partnership, called BVBOS, to provide engineering and construction services for large gas-fuelled power generation facilities in Western and Central Europe and the continent of Africa.

BVBOS brings together Bouygues Offshore’s turnkey project management in Europe and Africa, with Black & Veatch’s expertise in the design, procurement, project management and construction of power plants. Bouygues Offshore’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sofresid, will provide energy production capabilities for the alliance’s projects.

“The BVBOS alliance is strategically positioned to meet the growing demand in power generation markets in Europe and Africa,” said Len C. Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO of Black & Veatch. “This match of resources and energies empowers BVBOS with industry-leading capabilities to meet client requirements for performance, reliability, safety, cost and schedule. Black & Veatch has used this type of strategic alliance to successfully deliver projects in the United States and other parts of the world. We see this as an excellent platform to create value for clients in Europe and Africa.”

BVBOS will focus on design and construction of gas-fuelled open cycle, combined cycle and combined heat power plants with a capacity of more than 200 MW. Projects will be implemented by a 50/50-owned joint venture.

“Partnerships between strong companies with synergistic capabilities, such as BVBOS, allow us to provide an unprecedented scope of services that make a compelling offering for dynamic new markets,” said Herv௿½e Bouc, Chairman of Bouygues Offshore. “We anticipate establishing a prominent position in the highly promising markets of Europe and Africa in the years to come.

Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a global engineering, construction and consulting firm specializing in infrastructure development in the fields of energy, water and information Bouygues Offshore provides its customers with turnkey projects in offshore-onshore oil and gas contracting, liquefied gases, maritime and river works and chemicals-refining/energy-industry.