Press Release

AECOM awarded US$30-million contract for up to 15 South Africa infrastructure projects

AECOM announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) and project-close-out services for up to 15 separate infrastructure projects in regions around Cape Town, Postmasburg and Saldanha, South Africa.

The proposed projects include:

  • Rail and material-handling infrastructure for a new railroad car rotary dumper in Saldanha
  • Expansion of the container terminal in the Port of Cape Town
  • New iron ore train-loading facilities at Postmasburg
  • Fire-suppression system upgrades at various locations
  • Resurfacing of various berths in the Port of Cape Town
  • New-build port buildings
  • Numerous building upgrades and expansions

AECOM teams from Africa, Australia and North America are collaborating to deliver the projects for Transnet SOC Limited, a South African state-owned company that is responsible for freight rail, port, fuel pipelines and other major infrastructure improvements.

“This series of projects serves as a great example of the breadth of capabilities and expertise that AECOM teams around the world bring to our clients,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer.  “These projects also showcase AECOM’s global presence, as our local employees deliver outstanding services, while leveraging the knowledge of our people globally.  Building on our ongoing relationship with Transnet from projects such as the proposed Durban Digout Port, our integrated team is eager to continue partnering with this key client to implement critical infrastructure improvements.”

Each of the projects has a construction value of up to US$150 million, or a total construction value of approximately US$2.2 billion, and AECOM estimates its fees on the projects to total up to approximately US$30 million.


AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

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Paul Dickard

Vice President, External Communications