FOUNDER MESSAGE

 More than 50 years ago BUTEC began as a venture that embodied a dream, a certain perception of life, and a vision for development and social progress. What we have achieved since fills me with pride and satisfaction. The company has flourished through the years, despite all the challenges it faced, including Lebanon’s 16-year civil war, and the current torments of the Middle East. Today, many new challenges are still ahead. I have passed the torch to the Chairman, Ziad Younes, who is setting BUTEC on a path that continues our strong track record. I would not have taken this step had it not been for my confidence in Ziad’s merits, excellent competence, and determination to lead our company into the highest ranks of its fellows worldwide. I may now move on to what has always been my very deep and strong personal duty: bringing together all components of our diversified Lebanese society and drive all my efforts into crossing to “my other Lebanon”. Namely helping make Lebanon a democratic civil state that secures a culture of citizenship, coupled with freedom and development. I believe that our country faces an existential danger against which we must all fight. While I do not perceive as easy the abandonment of my career, in a noble profession which I have cherished and spent most of my life on, I am not able to resist my drive to make a move in order to fight for national issues and for Lebanon. My dear companions on this arduous path, I will always be a companion for all of you, the one who follows up on your work and achievements, and observes you come to grips with difficulties and solve them. I am exhilarated by the perfection, prowess, and pride embodied in your work. I am impressed by your adherence to the highest values, the code of ethics of our noble profession, and the dignity of the company to which you belong. Rest assured I have never lost sight of your suffering when you are away from your country and your families; however, I find solace in the great significance of your achievements, and their relevance to the national struggle for Lebanon’s role. Please remember that this is your struggle for the dignity of your country, to reestablish its values in your lives, and to consolidate its cultural distinctiveness and fundamentally the essential economic growth without which nothing is possible. It delights me that you may now realize the extent of my deep affection for you and for the younger generations, and the energy it bestows upon me to accomplish what I promised my grand children and what I am promising you today – the “Other Lebanon” and your BUTEC.


Dr. Nizar Younes

Founder


Ziad Younes
Chairman

CHAIRMAN MESSAGE

  BUTEC, “Bureau Technique d’Etudes et de Construction”, or Technical Office for Engineering and Construction, was conceived as an EPC contractor some 50 years ago, long before the concept or its acronym even existed. As an innovative and new entity, this was a telling start that susbsequently set the tone for the next 50 years. BUTEC was then, as it is now, a contractor that strived to be at the forefront of its field and a leader to a better way of doing business. BUTEC never believed that modernity was only a status to achieve but rather a path to forge and a continuous motor to remain ahead. BUTEC is a bold contractor, who believes more in the capacity of its men and women to learn, improve, innovate and deliver than in the book value of depreciating machinery. A faithful and prudent contractor, who understands that the essence of its role is to make good on its contractual obligations, act in the best interest of its clients and has never failed one in 50 years. A competitive and competent contractor, who can, in every country it is active in, have the cost structure of a local contractor and the technical expertise of an international contractor. Finally, a company that has retained the values of a family while having the World Bank, through the IFC, as a shareholder. I am honored to have been chairman of this groundbreaking and successful contracting company since 2015 and relish the next phase of our growth path. The challenge for us all is not an easy one; in these uncertain times, we look to preserve the BUTEC tradition of perpetual, dynamic and yet careful movement which will keep us ahead of the game and will allow us to grow. I look to each one of you to play your specific and essential part in the exciting journey we have embarked upon.  

ABOUT US

Since its foundation in Beirut in 1964 BUTEC has steadfastly built on its position as a leading contractor in the MENA and GCC regions in the fields of construction, engineering, logistics and related services. Throughout these more than 50 years of excellence BUTEC has earned an impeccable track record, delivering a wide variety of complex and innovative projects while distinguishing itself for its best practices in engineering, integrity and safety.

From the beginning the focus has been on bringing international standards to local markets, a key factor that has underpinned BUTEC’s status as the local contractor of choice. Solid expertise, an innovative approach and focus on client satisfaction also continue to be integral to BUTEC’s long-term success and its ability to distinguish itself in a competitive market.

Today from its branches across the Middle East, North Africa, and the GCC, BUTEC offers its clientele unparalleled services, deftly mobilizing resources on time and within budget for each project while implementing a tailor-made approach that blends technical know-how with creative solutions for optimal results. BUTEC looks to the future with a continuing commitment to deliver world-class engineering and construction projects for the next 50 years and beyond.

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MILESTONES

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2015

1964

BUTEC was founded – Incorporated in 1966

1971

First regional project

1974

Syria Branch

1976

Relocation of Headquarters to Paris (until 1990)

1978

Iraq Branch – Active until 1990

1980

Dubai Branch

1982

Saudi Arabia Branch – Active until 1991

1990

Relocation of Headquarters to Beirut

2005

Algeria Branch

2006

Qatar Branch

2007

Abu Dhabi Branch

2008

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) member of the World Bank Group, became an equity partner (16.67%) of BUTEC Group

2010

Jordan Branch

2011

Establishment of BUS (BUTEC UTILITY SERVICES)

2015

Rawabi BUTEC Limited Co. in KSA

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A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE

To create optimal solutions relies on the skills of the best human talent, a fact that guides BUTEC in its selection of employees. As such, the company’s more than 6,000 personnel, including 670 expert engineers and administrators, constitute a solid network of professionals who deliver impeccable service to BUTEC’s clientele.