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Published on January 15, 2016
H.E. Mr. Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister of Agriculture, talking to ES-KO Habitat managers at FILDAES-KO at Filda Exhibition 2015

ES-KO is a founding member of the ITSC “Italian Trade & Service Consortium” since 1974. The Consortium is a non-profit organization created with the specific aim to meet the needs of the Italian companies that were operating in Sub-Saharan African countries. In July 2015, l’ICE – “Agenzia Italiana per la promotion all’estero e l’internazionalizzazione delle emprese italiane” – decided to support the participation of Italian companies at FILDA – “Fiera Internazionale di Luanda” -, which was a good opportunity for Italian companies interested in developing commercial relations/contacts with different business sectors in Angola.
The management team of ES-KO Habitat Lda considered that it was an excellent occasion for the company to be present at FILDA with a stand and, benefiting from being an ethical local company operating in the oil and gas sector, education and modular housing providing value and delivering quality turnkey solutions to customers both local and international. Angola and Italy share a long history of cooperation, ES-KO’s historical presence in Angola and ES-KO’s construction technologies will definitely help in the process of diversification of the Angolan economy.

Published on December 20, 2015
ES-KO management teamSocial housing project in Angola

In line with its engagement in supporting Social Programs in Angola, ES-KO signed a “Protocolo de Acordo de Comercialização de Produtos” with BMF – Banco BAI Micro Finanças S.A., the aim of which is to define the legal and commercial framework for the construction of family houses of different types, using Blockhaus (Timber) and Modular Panel (Steel) construction technologies in Angola.

Published on December 14, 2015
ES-KO in Angola: 30 years of TeamworkES-KO celebrates 30 years of work in Angola

ES-KO was founded in 1955 by an Italian family with the vision to provide logistical support services to clients operating worldwide. Today, ES-KO Group becomes an international organization, leader in the provision of customized and integrated logistics and support services in remote and challenging environments worldwide, with its global headquarters in the Principality of Monaco. ES-KO started to support the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Namibia (UNTAG) in 1988 and then the UN Missions in Angola from 1990 to 1999 (UNAVEM I, II, III), extending the services to the Oil & Gas sector and large construction companies. This year, ES-KO will celebrate 30 years of working in Angola through its affiliate ES-KO Angola Lda.

In June 2014, the Agência Nacional para o Investimento Privado (ANIP) approved the incorporation of ES-KO Habitat Lda, a new partnership with Containers World South Africa, leader on the onshore and offshore container industry in the Sub-Saharan Africa. With this strategic partnership, ES-KO Habitat Lda, a reliable and competitive Angolan company, is ready to become the leading provider of a wide range of global housing solutions and integrated services for inland and offshore missions in Angola and neighbouring countries.

Published on September 29, 2015
Eng. A. Lavarello, Mrs. M.G. Zanotti and Mrs. C. Villeda with Mrs. Haifa Al-Attia, CEO of Queen Rania Foundation in JordanPresentation “My school is great!” to Queen Rania Foundation

“My School is Great!”, a school building program that ES-KO is developing worldwide. The “road show” started in November 2012 with a presentation called “Prefabricated Timber Solutions as an efficient alternative for construction in humanitarian context”, organized in coordination with the Monegasque Embassy at the United Nations in New York in the presence of representatives from Humanitarian Organizations, NGOs and Governmental Institutions (such as: Red Cross, UNICEF, UN Habitat, USAID, IASC and others). The idea of this first presentation was to better understand the reaction of these organizations about the possible use of the “Blockhaus Technology (Timber)” in the humanitarian context. This presentation was followed by a recent one in Angola.

Published on July 7, 2015
The first phase of the camp constructionAccommodation camp Griner Camaxilo, Luanda Norte

ES-KO Habitat Lda signed a contract with Griner Engenheria S.A. for the design, supply, full erection and installation of an accommodation camp of 350-Man capacity in the municipality of Camaxilo, Lunda Norte, at 1200 Km from Luanda, Angola. The project was activated in three different phases as follows: in Dec 09, Mar 10 and May 10, using ES-KO’s Flatpack Technology (Steel).

Published on June 10, 2015
Final landscape of the Luanda marginalProject “Revitalização Marginal de Luanda”

ES-KO Habitat Lda signed a contract with Baia De Luanda S.A. for the design, supply, full erection and installation of several accommodation units in support of the “Projecto Revitalização Marginal de Luanda” in Luanda, Angola. The project was activated in three different phases as follows: phase I in Dec 9, phase II in March 10 and finally phase III in May 10; all of them using ES-KO’s Flatpack Technology (Steel).

Published on April 4, 2015
The CeremonySchool project in Senegal

ES-KO is currently supporting the Minister of Education of Senegal for the replacement of several College, Primary and High school classrooms along fourteen regions in Senegal. At the opening of the first Economic Forum of Senegal in Montreal, Canada, an important Quebec Group, a member of the Canadian Council for Africa, signed an expression of interest with ES-KO as part of a project to replace 6771 classrooms (63m²/each) in Senegal. CC Africa as well as Quebec and Senegalese Ministers congratulated both companies for this happy development that marked the launch of the Forum discussions. The project involved the design, supply, delivery, civil works and full erection of the 6771 school classrooms in three years, using ES-KO’s Modular Panel System technology.

Published on February 15, 2015
Junior Accommodation Block (4 people per unit)Accommodation camp Barrick Gold, Zambia

ES-KO Habitat Lda’s Shareholder, Container World South Africa, signed a contract with Barrick Gold for the design, supply, delivery, civil works and full erection of 2 accommodation camps, for a total 500 man capacity at Lumwana, Zambia, using Flatpack Technology. The project includes accommodation facilities for JNR and SNR management, laundries and ablution facilities, as well as fully equipped industrial kitchens and canteens, offices and boardrooms, containerized generating plants, water and sewage treatment plants.

Published on January 29, 2015
Site office block including ablution facilitiesOffice complex Sasol Ltd, Johannesburg

ES-KO Habitat Lda’s Shareholder, Container World South Africa, signed a contract with Sasol Ltd for the design, supply, delivery, civil works and full erection of several office complexes, for a total 200 staff capacity at Johannesburg, South Africa, using Flatpack Technology (Steel). The project includes boardroom and meeting rooms, executive and open plan offices, on-suite and general ablution facilities, a document storage space facility, a printer and server room, as well as kitchenettes and a fully equipped canteen.

Published on September 29, 2014
Bungalow aesthetic look with wood finishingExtension Decameron Hotel La Somone, Senegal

ES-KO’s prefabricated “hotel” solutions were selected to extend the existing Royal Decameron Baobab Hotel in La Somone, Senegal. ES-KO International Inc., ES-KO Habitat Lda’s shareholder, signed a contract with Decameron Group for the design, supply, delivery and full erection of 28 bungalows, total of 112 room accommodation capacity, using Blockhaus Technology at La Somone, Senegal. Client selected ES-KO Blockhaus Technology among other construction systems because it was considered an efficient alternative for construction in the tourism industry. Being high resistance to an aggressive salty environment with the associated low maintenance costs, short lead production time, easy to build “Lego System”, environmentally friendly and eco-sustainable, to name a few.

Published on September 23, 2014
1Presentation “A nossa escola cuia!” to H.E. Dr. Pinda Simão

This high level event was hosted by H.E. Mr. Giorgio Di Pietrogiacomo, the Ambassador of Italy in Angola, and in the presence of several Angolan government representatives including H.E. Dr. Pinda Simão, Angolan Minister of Education, H.E. Mr. Flavio Fonseca, representing the President of Angola, also the representatives of major Oil and Gas, Mining and construction companies. The presentation was delivered by Eng. Alessandro Lavarello, ES-KO Habitat’s Director, Stefano Daperno, ES-KO Habitat’s Director Gral. and Eng. Reinaldo Trinidad, the CEO of Grupo Mestres & Serviços. This was a very successful event, specially due to availability/coordination with the Embassy of Italy in Angola.

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The program “My School is Great!” focuses on humanitarian, reconstruction and development context/projects supported by an international line of credit from well-known and recognized financial institutions.