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About our Company

Helping build the nation
since 1965

DB Shapriya & Co is a leading Engineering and Construction services provider based in Tanzania, delivering strategic, landmark projects since its founding in 1965. The company executes engineering and construction projects ranging from standard contracts to multidisciplinary Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects for blue chip multi-national corporations, diplomatic missions and government bodies as well as Design Build + Finance Projects (EPC + F) with International Partners in the field ranging from infrastructure and industrial to the oil and gas sector.

The company remains one of the few organisations in Tanzania registered under the Contractor’s Registration Board (CRB) under Class 1 for all four nationally recognised construction categories in Building, Civil Infrastructure, Mechanical works and Electrical works.

The company’s capabilities are further reinforced by delivery of projects with a strong track record of HSE and QAQC performance across the board.

How We Work & Sectors Covered

DB Shapriya & Co has accumulated a range of experience and technical expertise by undertaking challenging opportunities including in remote locations involving complex engineering and innovative cost effective solutions across a range of sectors that include:
  • Water Supply and Drainage
  • Roadworks
  • Aviation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial Facilities and Materials Handling
  • Building Works
  • Production of Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete and Precast Concrete elements
  • Structural Steel fabrication and erection
The company operations are organised to ensure efficiency through project life cycles into structured divisions that include overall management, project specific management and execution teams, a procurement department for supply chain management, plant and equipment management, finance and accounting, workshops and fabrication and project based HSE and QAQC teams.

Class 1 Civil


DB Shapriya & Co has the expertise and extensive experience to drive projects from inception to handover. Among the company’s strengths is delivering design and build solutions, fast tracking project execution by combining engineering and construction expertise to develop conceptual designs, perform detailed engineering, conduct procurement, and execute construction through to commissioning and handover. The company’s execution team project manages efforts across multiple in-house engineering disciplines and merges them to deliver an integrated construction solution.

The company creates solutions by applying decades of experience to deliver a value engineered proposal to customers. Solutions are created using resources from overseas as well as within Tanzania with an aim to maximise application of local content offering services that are sustainable while supporting the national economy.

Also among the company’s key strengths is strategically planning logistics, mobilising resources and appointing manpower to execute construction activities in remote and environmentally sensitive localities without existing facilities or infrastructure.

Class 1 Building


DB Shapriya & Co has accumulated extensive experience working across all major regions in Tanzania that include overcoming logistics constraints in remote localities, challenges with terrain and access, coastal and marine works, remote and off-grid localities, working closely with local communities, navigating regulatory frameworks and managing the supply chain.

Class 1 Mechanical


Delivering quality services and ensuring quality is maintained throughout is another key principle of the company’s operations. A corporate QAQC Policy drives the quality management process across the organisation.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control form a core part of the works execution strategy across all projects. QAQC is managed and coordinated by implementing organised testing and monitoring

systems, appointing qualified people and allocating testing instruments and equipment across projects in dedicated testing laboratories both on and off site.

Motto: International Standards and Local Skills

Class 1 Electrical


DB Shapriya & Company’s knowhow, capabilities and achievements would not be possible without the effort of the people involved in the company’s successes. It is therefore one of the company’s principles to ensure a safe working atmosphere for all stakeholders and respect for the environment in which the company operates.

Company Health, Safety and Environmental management protocols and systems are implemented across projects and sites throughout company operations and form a core part of project execution functions.

The company has previously been awarded the national OSHA Award for Health & Safety in Construction for three years running 2013, 2014 and 2015. Several completed projects have achieved in excess of 1 million manhours without LTIs further demonstrating the company’s commitment to Health, Safety and preservation of the Environment.