WorleyParsons is a leading provider of Professional Services to the energy, resource and complex process industries. We have operating centres in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Australia, which provide for additional technical expertise and larger project delivery capability. WorleyParsons offers a full range of environmental services and has a strong reputation for technical excellence, innovation and quality of work. We are an award-winning, dynamic company, whose success has resulted from outstanding project delivery for clients around the world.
- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- 10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €
From small brownfield services contracts to mega greenfield projects, WorleyParsons has the skills and technologies to address all challenges.
Our service capability covers the entire asset lifecycle: from identifying the opportunity to the operating phase. WorleyParsons extensive experience ensures that we provide project solutions with the lowest total lifecycle cost while meeting each customer’s specific requirements.
WorleyParsons has the track record and systems necessary to pursue and deliver large-scale and complex projects. As resource projects continue to grow in size and complexity, WorleyParsons is one of the few global companies with the resources, technical capabilities and systems to meet the demands of large-scale projects.
Our services go beyond new developments, to supporting operating assets through delivering brownfields projects which maintain asset integrity and improve business performance. By treating asset services as a specific business stream, WorleyParsons provides systems and work processes to deliver these projects effectively.
In delivering engineering, procurement and construction management services,
WorleyParsons possess the versatility and flexibility to serve as the sole supplier, member of a joint venture, a subcontractor or contract services locally. In order to respond more effectively to our customers’ needs, WorleyParsons also promotes and has formalized alliances, partnerships, and consortiums.
In line with our approach to work closely with our customers, many of these activities are carried out by an integrated team.
WorleyParsons will be the preferred global provider of technical, project and operational support services to our customers, using the distinctive WorleyParsons’ culture to create value for them and prosperity for our people.
- Committed, empowered and rewarded people
- EcoNomics™ – Delivering profitable sustainability
- Integrity in all aspects of business
- Energy and excitement
- Minimum bureaucracy
- Rapport with all stakeholders
- Open and respectful
- Collaborative approach to business
- Smallest assignment to world scale developments
- Local capability with global leverage
- Responsive to customer preferences
- Optimum solutions customized to needs
- Zero harm
- Results for our customers and employees
- Creating wealth for our shareholders
- World-class resources, capability and experience
The history of WorleyParsons is woven around the vision of the current Chief Executive Officer, John Grill, when in 1971 he joined Smith, de Kantzow & Wholohan which led to the 1976 establishment Wholohan Grill and Partners, a small Australian engineering consultancy.
Wholohan Grill and Partners grew steadily throughout the 1970’s and ‘80’s and in 1987 acquired the Australian interests of Worley, an American based engineering firm with a strong reputation in the offshore gas and oil arena.
The company changed its name to Worley and from this point began expanding steadily, securing long term contracts in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, and creating local joint ventures, most of which are still active today. The partnering model Worley used was based on mutual respect and the understanding that local partners provided the essential knowledge to develop their regional markets. These principles still prevail today in the ongoing growth of the firm and are very much the culture of the organization.
Throughout the 1990’s Worley expanded both its industry sector and geographical footprint.
A policy of diversification saw Worley grow from its roots in the hydrocarbons sector into the power, infrastructure and environment, and minerals and metals sectors.
At the start of the new millennium Worley was well poised to continue its industry sector and geographic expansion with 30 offices and 3,000 personnel globally. This success enabled Worley to diversify further through additional partnerships and acquisitions.
In 2002 Worley became a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange leading to a period of acquisitions of increasing magnitude around the globe, including companies in Canada, Oman, and China.
In 2004 Worley acquired Parsons E&C, a global leader in downstream hydrocarbons with a widely recognized reputation for its high quality project services to the Power, Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals and Chemicals sectors globally. Parsons E&C has its own impressive history stemming back to 1944 when Ralph M. Parsons started what is now the Parsons Corporation in Los Angeles. In 2002, Parsons Corporation separated Parsons E&C from the other business units. In recognition of the strong and successful heritage of both firms, Worley merged operations with Parsons E&C and commenced trading as WorleyParsons.
Further acquisitions including Astron and Komex for environmental services, DRPL in the power sector, TMG and Watkins & Godwin in the infrastructure sector and HG Engineering, Gas Cleaning Technologies and Jones & Jones in the mineral and metals sector, have continued to deepen and broaden WorleyParsons’ capability and geographic presence.
In 2006 WorleyParsons entered the South American market through a joint venture with Santiago based ARA, a leading base metals and infrastructure engineering firm, while Colt Companies, Canada’s largest engineering and project services firm, became part of the WorleyParsons family in 2007. Later that year, the companies Patterson Britton and Partners, and John Wilson and Partners were acquired, both regarded as leading consultants in the water and environmental services market in Australia with specific capabilities in the coastal and marine, water resources and wastewater, environmental, civil and structural and power markets.
This provided a significant step up in the organization’s ability to support their customers across all industry sectors in the areas of water and environmental services. In November 2007, WorleyParsons’ capability in the nuclear consulting and analysis segment of the international nuclear industry was complemented with the acquisition of Polestar as well as UniField Engineering with the aim to expand the power business in the USA further.
WorleyParsons has a strong commitment to developing its business in Africa, namely by the establishment of offices in Egypt and Libya and by the acquisition in the beginning of 2008 of a 50% share in Pangaea - a Pretoria, South African based project services company, now renamed PangeaWorleyParsons.
The acquisitions of SEA Engineering in 2007 and INTEC in April 2008, leading international offshore deepwater Hydrocarbons engineering and project services companies, completed the missing link in WorleyParsons’ hydrocarbons business and strategically positioned the company to provide comprehensive solutions for large scale integrated deepwater facilities, subsea and marine systems projects.
The acquisition of Westmar, a leading Canadian based marine and port facility, resource and mining infrastructure, bulk material handling and transportation specialist, is an important step in further extending the Infrastructure and Minerals & Metals capabilities in both Canada and international markets.
Health, safety and the environment are of paramount importance to WorleyParsons. Our goal of Zero Harm is achieved through leadership, elimination of environmental and safety incidents and the promotion of safe behaviors. In particular, the 2006 acquisition of Komex, an international environmental engineering company, emphasized our commitment to environmental services and solutions.
WorleyParsons’ commitment to entrepreneurial spirit and partnership, started by John Grill at Wholohan Grill and Partners over 30 years ago, still drives the company towards its vision to be the preferred global provider of technical, project and operational services to our customers, using our distinctive culture to create value for our customers and prosperity for our people.