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Quebec firm opens office in South Africa

BPR consulting engineers of Quebec have opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the company's fi...


BPR consulting engineers of Quebec have opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the company’s first office in Africa, adding to their 20 existing overseas offices in Europe, the West Indies and the United States.
The company, which has strong expertise in mining and metals, has a joint venture with Bechtel to engineer new plant for the Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation in Mpumanlanga near Witbank.
BPR is also hoping to capitalize on South Africa’s growing infrastructure needs. The government recently announced it would invest $2.6 billion in its infrastructure program. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the centre of its gold-mining industry. It is also the country’s manufacturing and commercial center, and the hub of its transportation network