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EPCM was founded by specialized and veteran engineering professionals with over four decades of global experience in engineering, asset and project management, and integrity services to the oil and gas industry.

Our 60-strong core team based in South Africa draws on decades of invaluable experience gained working in over 50 countries while collaborating closely with our local teams across the African continent.

ABOUT EPCM

With a foundation in onshore hydrocarbon pipelines, pump stations and bulk fuel storage facilities we have built up our specialized offering. Our value chain now offers services to offshore pipelines and hydrocarbon import/export facilities, processing plants and various end of market innovative solutions to provide a complete package to our constrained customers, primarily in Africa.

EPCM has steadily evolved from providing engineering consultancy services to developing projects and providing complete turnkey solutions. Our clients include project developers, infrastructure owners and large, multinational oil companies.

OUR PEOPLE

Bev Dickerson

Chief Executive Officer

Bev is a Professional Chemical Engineer with over 40 years of project management and design experience in the hydrocarbon infrastructure industry.  He has worked in over 20 countries, represented the Director of Pipelines and Terminals Division Middle East Hub for a major international engineering company and trained multiple diverse project teams.

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Tom Cowan

Managing Director

Tom is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with a completed MBA degree. He has 10 years of project management experience, specializing in hydrocarbon pipelines and storage terminals. He was previously involved in several successful start-up companies within the oil and gas industry and is leading major hydrocarbon projects throughout Africa.

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Carlien Pretorius

Manager of Engineering

Carlien is a Professional Chemical Engineer with 15 years of engineering design experience in Hydrocarbon and Chemical projects.  She has managed and lead all stages of projects including Conceptual and Feasibility studies, Basic Engineering, FEED, Detailed Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up phases.

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Diaan Roode

Manager of Projects

Diaan is a qualified Chemical Engineer and Project Manager with 10 years of experience leading various infrastructure projects for large petrochemical companies. His previous experience includes designing pharmaceutical processing plants and managing projects in the aerospace and aviation industries, but Diaan prefers the challenges offered working with hydrocarbons.

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Ebrahim Patel

Director EPCM Bonisana

Ebrahim is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years industrial and facilities management experience in the manufacturing and commercial industries. He has implemented a range of projects particularly in the steel and automotive manufacturing industries. B. Eng (Mechanical) University of Johannesburg.

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Nicole Patel

Director EPCM Bonisana

Nicole has more than 15 years of experience in the Human Resources and Finance environments. She had implemented various HR processes and compliance procedures for various organizations, including one of the “Big Four” auditing firms.

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