6,500 Man Camp Bechtel-Angola LNG

Bechtel-Angola Gets Durable 6500 Man Camp En-Suite with End-To-End Utilities Surpassing Demanding Construction Milestones 

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies in the world. The 5.2-million-metric-ton-per-year Angola LNG processing plant is the onshore portion of a broad program to commercialize gas reserves for domestic use and export. The plant will help fuel industrial power generation and an expanding petrochemicals industry in the Congo River delta.
Bechtel required to build a new cargo dock, roads, and a 6,500-person camp with its own power and water supply—all of which will remain as important legacy infrastructure to support industrial growth in the Soyo area. As contractor for the biggest single investment in this West African nation’s history, Bechtel encountered challenges expected in a remote location. Crucial infrastructure was lacking, and qualified vendors, subcontractors, and craft workers were in short supply.

Quick facts:

  • Industry: Oil & Gas > Gas
  • Customer: Bechtel-Angola
  • Project: 6,500 Man Camp Bechtel-Angola LNG
  • Location: Soyo, AngolaCompletion Date: Project completed April 2010

Red Sea was able to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) for the 6500 Man Camp for Bechtel International, Inc despite the complexity in logistics, limited time-frame, and trying weather conditions. The living quarters required for the Bechtel Angola LNG project, complete with kitchen and dining hall, recreation room with games tables and lounge chairs, ablution facilities, medical centres, and key utilities like water and sewage treatment and power generation plants to help them have smooth operations.


Key Challenges:

  • Stringent building code and regulatory compliances to be met
  • Health and safety standards of Bechtel to be maintained
  • Remote swampy location
  • Product durability that can withstand extreme weather conditions
  • Complex logistics 
  • Demanding construction milestones

Highlights of the project 

  • Compliance to International Building Code (IBC), IEC/IEE Regulations, and NFPA standards. 
  • Maintaining Bechtel Zero Accident Philosophy.
  • Despite very tight deadlines, construction milestones were attained on time.
  • Robust build quality to endure tough environmental conditions 
  • Heavy rain-proof, internal condensation-resistant camp
  • Aerial visibility in bad weather conditions