Engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA has partnered with a number of black-owned SMEs operating in the mining, water, energy and infrastructure sectors to jointly deliver services. Part of the company’s Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme, this initiative aims to assist the SMEs to grow through the transfer of skills and capabilities.

WorleyParsons partners with SMEsThe ESD programme follows the company’s Enterprise Development programme. According to the company, this initiative saw a combined turnover growth of 204% for the partner companies, as well as the creation of over 100 permanent and temporary jobs in South Africa.

In addition to skills transfer, WorleyParsons will be assisting the ESD partner companies with branding, marketing collateral, legal compliance, market positioning, and financial compliance. WorleyParsons and the ESD companies will also be introducing potential clients to each other for a “mutually beneficial relationship of growth”.

The WorleyParsons ESD partner companies are subdivided into three levels. Level 1 includes “Core Partner Companies”, Level 2 entails “Extended Partner Companies” and Level 3 includes ESD Alumni Partner Companies.

Level 1 partner companies include the ISF Group, an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) company ISF Group supplies specialised services to the energy, water, ICT, transportation and construction sectors. Latita Energy, a 100% black women-owned company that specialises in the supply and distribution of bulk petroleum products, logistics services and other commodity sourcing, is also a Level 1 partner.

UNN Surveys, a company that specialises in land development, land management and engineering consulting, and Mancor, a specialist engineering and project management firm are also on the WorleyParsons Level 1 partnership tier. As are MDV Kalahari, a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering, town and regional planning company, Risimati Consulting Engineers, which specialises in providing engineering solutions in the civil, structural, building, mechanical and electrical disciplines, and iX Engineers. iX Engineers is a majority black owned consulting engineering company focusing on the private and public infrastructure sector.

Level 2 partner companies include NBI Quantity Surveying, Angarhela Trading and Projects, T2 Tech Engineers, Kgato Project Management, and Makhurumola. All are black-owned businesses.

To ensure continued working relationship with companies that graduate from the ESD programme and grow its suppliers, WorleyParsons has partnered with the following ESD alumni: Shilangane Engineering, MGD Consulting Engineers, Gemini – GIS and Environmental Services, Hape Coal Services, Gridbow, and Shaweni Consulting Engineers.

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