Building for Progress Throughout the World
ECC's talented, technically adept workforce achieves our clients' objectives in virtually any environment, from design-build projects in some of the most challenging conflictive environments, to renewable energy/sustainability projects in remote areas of the Pacific, to capacity-building programs to strengthen local institutions, to disaster recovery/humanitarian projects around the globe. Examples of this work include:
Providing Critical Utility Infrastructure to Alleviate Severe Water Shortages in Africa: ECC and our teaming partner, General Electric, are executing a $57 million project to design, develop, and construct an addition to the Akomnyada water treatment plant near Yaoundé, Cameroon. Contracted to CAMWATER and the Government of Cameroon, the project is expected to deliver an additional 50,000 cubic meters of clean drinking water to the nation’s capital, Yaoundé, which struggles with huge water shortages for its 2.5 million citizens.
Building Capacity in Education for Thousands of Iraqi Schoolchildren: ECC provided safe, comfortable learning environments for thousands of children in Southern Iraq when we repaired 275 war-torn schools. ECC outreach programs ensured a full understanding of local community customs and decision-making systems to gain stakeholder buy-in and provide schools tailored to each community's distinctive needs. ECC teamed with community leaders and the Ministry of Education to bring locally purchased computer equipment into targeted schools, a majority of them girls schools.
Building the Extractives Industry Private Sector with an Emphasis on Gender in the Middle East: ECC was awarded a USAID mining-related program in the Middle East. A central goal of the program was to engage local small and medium enterprises in the extractives industry sector in fields like geo-science, construction, transportation, and consulting. A major component of ECC’s design for the diversification of the extractives industry sector included full participation of women in an economic sector that traditionally has seen little gender diversity.
Leveraging Security Investments to Bring Water to Remote Communities: Originally scoped to provide installation-wide utilities, ECC developed a joint strategy with KMTB to extend new water supply systems to local families. ECC constructed electrical, communication, water, irrigation, wastewater, and sewage treatment systems for eventual turnover to the Iraqi authorities. ECC consolidated 14 base generators with a “first-of-its-kind-in-Iraq” micro-processor synchronization system designed to handle variable load demand and, to ensure sustainability, trained Iraqi nationals on its operation.