Founded in 1944, the Odebrecht Organization is a diversified business leader laying the groundwork for positive sustainable change worldwide.
With a presence throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, Odebrecht is an organization of Brazilian origin that engages in diverse industries to create value for our Clients and communities. Besides our strong leadership in engineering and construction through Construtora Norberto Odebrecht and in chemicals and petrochemicals through Braskem, the Odebrecht Organization serves a variety of sectors including: sugar, ethanol, and bioenergy; oil and gas; transportation and logistics; and environmental engineering among others. Partnering with Clients around the world, our strength is drawn from an entrepreneurial culture based on the Spirit of Service delivering solutions that benefit both client and community, while enabling prosperity today and tomorrow.
Ponte do Carregado, Portugal
By 2020 Odebrecht strives to be a global organization present in more than 30 countries with more than 300,000 Team Members united by a common entrepreneurial culture. Odebrecht intends to be a leader in the markets where it operates and a benchmark reference in value creation and sustainable development for Clients, Shareholders, Team Members, and Society.
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, the Odebrecht Organization's engineering and construction division, has 70 years of experience and more than 30 years of international presence. With a focus on infrastructure, transportation, energy, real estate, and industrial projects, Odebrecht is the largest international contractor in Latin America and one of the largest in the world (Engineering News-Record). Odebrecht is one of the world’s top builders of hydroelectric dams and is responsible to the construction of four of the 2014 World Cup stadiums in Brazil.
Our infrastructure division provides engineering and construction services for a variety of sectors, including airports, port, transit, rail, road, energy, sanitation, irrigation, and real estate. Odebrecht also has an industrial division specialized in integrated engineering, procurement, construction, electromechanical assembly, pre-operation, maintenance, and management services of major industrial projects for the oil and gas; chemical and petrochemical; mining; steel; pulp and paper; thermoelectric power; fertilizer; and bioenergy industries.
Odebrecht's chemical and petrochemical company is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the global leader in biopolymer production. With 36 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States and Germany, Braskem produces over 35 billion pounds of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemicals per year. Braskem is the world’s leading biopolymers producer with its 440 million pound green polyethylene plant that produces polyethylene from sugarcane-based ethanol. In 2010, Braskem launched green polyethylene made from sugarcane ethanol–a renewable resource. The I'm greenTM Polyethylene seal can be found on food packaging, personal care, home care, cosmetics, toys, and other green plastic products.
Through its subsidiary, Braskem America, the company entered the United States, also in 2010, as one of the market's leading producers of polypropylene. With the goal of being the world's leader in sustainable chemistry by 2020, Braskem's challenge of growing, innovating, and improving performance relies on the development of its 7,600 team members around the world.
Since it was founded in 2002, Braskem has been committed to the principles of sustainable development. The company is actively searching for new technological opportunities, increasing its energy efficiency, furthering the use of renewable raw materials, and developing a market for products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Water, wastewater, and environmental services
Through investment and operation of water and sewer services, Odebrecht Environmental uses cutting-edge technology in urban sanitation, industrial operations, and industrial waste and wastewater treatment.
Integrated solutions for oil and gas industry
Odebrecht provides integrated customized solutions for oil industry, from engineering and project management services to operation of drilling rigs and production platforms.
Concessions in the transportation, transit, and logistics sectors
Odebrecht invests and operates in urban mobility, highway, and airport projects, as well as integrated logistics systems (ports and pipelines) through public partnerships and synergies with the private sector.
In 2007, Odebrecht Agroindustrial (formally ETH) started to produce sugar, ethanol, and clean energy from sugarcane. By integrating production, sales, and logistics, we have become an innovative force in the market.
Integrated defense systems
Established in 2011, our defense and technology division provides defense, security, and safety solutions for military and civil use, including equipment, integrated command and control systems, and defense and security management services.
Property asset investment and operation
Created in 2012 to develop, invest and mobilize capital, taking on the operation of public and private real estate assets and providing services to users of those assets.
Real estate development
Distinguished by its commitment to quality and sustainability, Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias develops of residential, corporate, commercial, and hospitality ventures – from early planning to construction and marketing.
Infrastructure investment and asset management
Established in 2012 to manage assets and invest in transportation and logistics (roads, ports, airports, and pipelines) throughout Latin America, in countries other than Brazil.
Shipbuilding and offshore solutions
Odebrecht is a partner in the Enseada do Paraguaçu Shipyard, designed for the construction and assembly of offshore structures, such as platforms, specialized ships, and drilling rigs.
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Insurance & Warranties
The Odebrecht Organization sees a direct correlation among its growth and the development of its people. One of our leaders\rquote most important tasks is to educate through work, which begins when interns and young partners join our teams. This means that leaders must devote their time and attention to their team members, being present as they make choices and face challenges, while uniting all generations working side by side within the Organization. In 2013, about 55,000 students worldwide applied for opportunities available at Odebrecht and its various businesses.
In the United States, Odebrecht is a local company supported by the expertise and resources of a global organization.
For more than two decades, infrastructure development was the focus of Odebrecht in the United States. In recent years, the Organization has expanded its operations in the country to encompass other areas of expertise, including industrial engineering, chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, and environmental engineering. Today, the Odebrecht Organization has more than 1,500 team members and combined annual revenues of more than $2.4 billion in the United States.+View U.S. Project Gallery
Águas de Limeira, Brazil
Client Satisfaction is fundamental and is secured by our commitment to build business partnerships based on trust and respect.
As the core of our culture, TEO includes key values—trust in people, decentralized operations and productive reinvestment of results—that guide our daily actions. We delegate responsibly. We empower Team Members to realize their full potential, expecting everyone to perform at his or her best. We renew and revitalize our company to meet new challenges. We cultivate Leaders who inspire others to serve, evolve and achieve leadership themselves. Client Satisfaction is fundamental and is secured by our commitment to build business partnerships based on trust and respect.
Braskem's Paulinia Propylene Plant, Brazil
Odebrecht adapts to local realities to enhance the benefits our projects bring to the communities where we operate. Responsible business practices improve people’s living conditions and reduces environmental impacts.
Braskem's green polyethylene, produced from ethanol made from sugarcane, is an innovation with a global impact. For every metric ton of green polyethylene produced, 2.15 tons of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere. The sustainable balance of green plastic shows that for each ton of green polyethylene produced, 2.15 tons of CO2 are captured and sequestered. Another advantage is that green plastic is 100% recyclable using existing processes. Because green polyethylene is a high-value-added material, its recyclability is a very important characteristic, since it allows the material to be reused innumerous times.In addition, because green PE is not biodegradable, the CO2 captured during the sugarcane cultivation process remains sequestered for the plastic's entire life cycle.
Additionally, Braskem is developing and launching in the market the world's first polyethylene made 100% from renewable resources. The environmental benefits of a renewable raw material were complemented by the technical and processing advantages of polyethylene made from fossil fuels, benefitting the entire plastics chain. The product is the result of a combination of various success factors, such as the maturation of Brazil's sugar and ethanol industry and Braskem's commitment to technology, innovation and sustainability.
Braskem's green polyethylene, produced from ethanol made from sugarcane, is an innovation with a global impact. For every metric ton of green polyethylene produced, 2.15 tons of CO2<...+Read More
The Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) is comprised of three projects with the aim of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. IIRSA South will be the first road link between Brazil and the Pacific, remapping the economic geography of a vast swath of South America. More than 5.5 million of Peru's 27 million residents will directly benefit from the IIRSA South.
IIRSA South connects two of the most important Peruvian destinations Machu Picchu and the Tambopata National Reserve passing through the Andes Mountain Range, rainforests and plains in the Peruvian Amazon. The area aggregates a vast biological and cultural diversity along its extension. With creativity and innovation, Odebrecht has overcome the technical, logistical, financial, social, and environmental challenges of the project, which has been successfully delivered.
The Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) is comprised of three projects with the aim of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. IIRSA South...+Read More
Curundu is a 50-year-old shanty settlement that started when its first residents arrived and built humble dwellings along the flood area of the Curundu River in Panama City, Panama.The hardships Curundu's residents face range from the difficulty of getting formal employment, to lack of technical or professional education and the absence of basic services such as road infrastructure, drainage systems and sanitation. As a result, revitalization of Curundu became a priority to our Client, the Panamanian Government, and to Odebrecht.
Curundu is a 50-year-old shanty settlement that started when its first residents arrived and built humble dwellings along the flood area of the Curundu River in Panama City, Panama.The hardships Curun...+Read More
Located in the heart of the Amazon Basin in the state of Rondonia, Brazil, the construction of the Santo Antonio Hydroelectric Power Plant began in 2008 and will be completed in 2015. Designed to generate large amounts of low-cost energy, it will have an installed capacity of 3,150 MW. The Santo Antonio project required six years of detailed studies to assess and minimize the environmental impact and promote social and economic development in the region.
Located in the heart of the Amazon Basin in the state of Rondonia, Brazil, the construction of the Santo Antonio Hydroelectric Power Plant began in 2008 and will be completed in 2015. Designed to gene...+Read More