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Established in 1998, and ideally located in Angola’s Lobito Bay,

Sonamet has become one of the most important construction companies in the region.

Sonamet is a joint venture between Sonangol, Subsea 7 and WAPO with two main business units:

- Fabrication in Lobito

- EPC/EPCI projects in Luanda and Lobito


Taking a “Made in Angola” approach to work, Sonamet’s goal is to actively participate in the transfer of technology to Angolan industry.

At the peak of its activity, Sonamet has the capacity to execute 3 million productive manhours and employ around 2,500 people. Majority of its employees are Angolans, and the company is recognized as a model of success for both local development and knowledge transfer in Africa.

Since the beginning, Sonamet has been committed to continuously improving the quality of the operations and products it provides for the oil and gas industry, focusing on completely fulfilling the safety and environmental requirements. Its Quality Management System was granted ISO 9001:2000 certification, in 2011.

Sonamet is actively involved in the growth of local communities and the sustainable development of the Benguela province, as the improvement of local content and the commitment to sustainability are key factors in Sonamet´s business philosophy.


In Sonamet we believe that the success of a project starts with its Engineering. It is therefore,  that we have invested in talents to ensure that all our fabrication activities will be conducted with best in class engineering. Sonamet has developed high-end engineering capabilities over the period of time. Presence of specialist engineers and advanced analysis software on site has enabled Sonamet to deliver high quality engineering deliverables in short duration.



Sonamet has developed recognized skills in steel fabrication for Shallow Water and Deep Water Projects. Sonamet's highly qualified personnel is competent to fabricate all type of Offshore structures and has a built-up a welding capability with all type of steel (Carbon steel to Stainless including Duplex, SuperDuplex, and Claded)


Sonamet has an active role in the social development of the Benguela community. The numerous social projects conducted and funded by Sonamet has helped to contribute to improve education and health throughout the province.



Deliver state-of-the-art Engineering, Procurement and Construction development projects for the oil and gas industry in Angola. Lead the development and transfer of technology to participate in the long term growth of local oil and gas industry and human capital. Enable "Made in Angola" a target to reach for a balanced business between all partners involved.

Sonamet’s core values are:

  • Our people

  • Safety and environment

  • Client focus

  • Commitment to excellence

  • Community involvement

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