WorleyParsons and international company Jacobs Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR), have merged under a new entity called Worley.
Worley is set to be a global provider of project and asset services in energy, chemicals and resources and minerals and metals.
The integration of the two organisations will create a global company of almost 60 000 people across more than 50 countries. Worley will offer full life cycle services for customers across hydrocarbons, chemicals and minerals and metals, with extended global delivery centre capabilities, supported by world-class people and systems.
Outgoing CEO of WorleyParsons RSA Denver Dreyer, who takes up the role of senior vice president mining, minerals & Metals (MM&M) for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Worley, says that the merger will increase the organisation’s global footprint in the minerals, metals and mining sector.
South Africa will continue to be a global centre of excellence in mining and minerals processing, providing solutions for each step of the mining value chain. The Worley MM&M division for Africa is headed up by Robert Hull, who was previously responsible for the management of all projects delivered locally and globally from WorleyParsons RSA.
Hull’s counterpart, Ed Hanbidge, will head up the EC&S (Energy, Chemicals & Services) division for southern and eastern Africa. Hanbidge was previously MD of Jacobs Matasis, the South African arm of Jacobs ECR.
“The presence of these two complementary divisions in South Africa – one focusing on minerals and mining, the other one on energy, oil and gas – will create a stronger, united entity in many respects through combined services, delivery programmes, resources and expertise,” says Hanbidge.