HistoryInternationalization

Drilling tunnels in the Andes Mountains at -18ºC (-0 ºF) and facing earth tremors up to 30 times per day. Constructing a hydroelectric power plant amidst national conflicts in Angola. These were some of the challenges assumed by Odebrecht when it decided to internationalize its activities in 1979. Since its foundation, the organization has passed through 35 countries on four continents.

America

Odebrecht’s international operations began in 1979 with countries around the Brazilian territory, such as Peru and Chile. It was not long before other regions of America would display the construction company’s work.

 

Argentina Ecuador Peru
Bolivia United States Dominican Republic
Chile Mexico Uruguay
Colômbia Panamá Venezuela
Costa Rica Paraguay  


Africa

Odebrecht’s projects in Africa carried with them important socioeconomic benefits to countries plagued by problems in different sectors, primarily infrastructure. Its operations on the continent began in 1984, with the construction of the Capanda Hydroelectric Power Plant in Angola.

África do Sul
Angola
Botswana
Congo
Djibouti
Gabon
Libya
Liberia
Mozambique


Asia

The partnership with Petrobras for the construction of a semisubmersible rig in Singapore brought Odebrecht into Asia in 1990. The following year, other projects led the company to open two offices on the continent – one in the United Arab Emirates and another in China.

China
Singapore
United Arab Emirates
Índia
Irak
Kwait
Russia
 


Europe

In 1988, Odebrecht assumed the challenge of operating in Europe when it acquired the Portuguese company José Bento Pedroso & Filhos, renamed Bento Pedroso Construções (BPC). Its activities on the continent were important for consolidating the construction company’s credibility among the group of developed countries.

Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Portugal