May 26, 2018

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Construction Business News 2016 Powerlist

#1 Emaar Properties

#1 Emaar Properties

The year started badly for Emaar with one of its flagship hotels going up in flames in Downtown Dubai as the world watched on. Less

#2 SAK Holding

#2 SAK Holding

Under the chairmanship of H.E. Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, SAK Holding is on its way to becoming one of the leading companies in

#3 CSC Engineering Corporation

#3 CSC Engineering Corporation

With the encouragement of the Chinese government and financing assistance from the Export-Import Bank of China, CSCEC branched out as a builder and investor of

#4 TAV Group

#4 TAV Group

TAV Construction is a member of the TAV Group, founded in 1997 when two leading Turkish conglomerates, Tepe Group and Akfen Holding teamed up to

#5 Egyptian Steel

#5 Egyptian Steel

Egyptian Steel’s new steel plant in Beni Suief has started cold commissioning and will have a grand opening event in September. This plant is the

#6 Consolidated Contractors Company

#6 Consolidated Contractors Company

CCC’s origins go back to 1952 when three entrepreneurs, the late Kamel Abdul-Rahman, the late Hasib Sabbagh, and Said Khoury, joined forces to create one

#7 Meraas Holding

#7 Meraas Holding

Comprising four divisions – Meraas Development, Meraas Capital, Meraas Estates and Duvent – the Dubai-based integrated developer was established to “make a positive contribution to

#8 Arabian Construction Company (ACC)

#8 Arabian Construction Company (ACC)

Founded in Lebanon in 1967 by the Merehbi and Mikati families which still own and run the business, Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has grown to

#9 Mulk Holdings

#9 Mulk Holdings

Mulk Holdings is a global business with diversified interests in building materials and construction, plastics, energy, healthcare, real estate, commodities and Sports management. Founder and

#10 Danube Group

#10 Danube Group

Dubai-based Danube Group almost doubled its turnover to AED 5.13bn ($1.4bn) in 2015 compared to AED 2.8bn a year earlier and is forecasting further growth

#11 AECOM

#11 AECOM

Los Angeles-based AECOM designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had

#12 Atkins

#12 Atkins

Consultancy Atkins employs nearly 2,500 people in the Middle East where it has been operating for more than 40 years and has been behind some

#13 Saudi Bin Laden Group

#13 Saudi Bin Laden Group

It’s been a turbulent 12 months for the Saudi Arabian construction sector as new work has all but dried up while the kingdom contemplates ways

#14 Drake and Scull

#14 Drake and Scull

Drake & Scull International (DSI) is a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

#15 Hill International

#15 Hill International

Present in 12 regional markets and every continent across the globe, Hill International provides project management and construction claims services. Since its establishment, this international

#16 Doka

#16 Doka

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. For the first time

#17 Al Bawani

#17 Al Bawani

Al Bawani Co is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with 100% Saudi ownership and management, owned by the Al Shawaf family and today chaired by

#18 Imdaad

#18 Imdaad

Imdaad has been operating as an independent business entity for the last seven years, although its overall experience in integrated facilities management (IFM) spans more

#29 Dubai Properties Group

#29 Dubai Properties Group

Dubai Properties Group (DPG) is one of the largest real estate development and management businesses in Dubai, encompassing residential, retail, commercial, and staff accommodation. DPG

#28 Lacasa

#28 Lacasa

Winner of Architectural Firm of The Year at the Construction Innovation Awards 2015, Lacasa operates across Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Sudan, and Australia. The

#27 Samsung C&T Corporation

#27 Samsung C&T Corporation

Covering building, civil infrastructure, plant, housing and development, in the Middle East Samsung C&T has worked on Burj Khalifa, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Saudi Qurayyah

#26 ASTAD Project Management

#26 ASTAD Project Management

ASTAD Project Management was founded in 2008 as an equal partnership between Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Since then

#25 DAMAC Properties

#25 DAMAC Properties

Last year Dubai-based property developer DAMAC Properties entered the billion dollar profit club with net earnings of AED 4.5bn ($1.3bn), up 31 percent from 2014

#24 Arabtec Holding

#24 Arabtec Holding

The largest market listed construction contractor in the UAE has known better days. Arabtec, in a joint venture with Samsung E&C, built the world’s tallest

#23 Nakheel

#23 Nakheel

After years of debt restructuring and stalled projects Nakheel has made significant gains in the growth of its portfolio over recent months with the announcement

#22 Urbacon Trading and Contracting Company

#22 Urbacon Trading and Contracting Company

UrbaCon Trading and Contracting is a Qatari based international construction services company and a leading grade one licensed builder. Its activities in Qatar are led

#21 Parsons Corp

#21 Parsons Corp

  Parsons Corporation is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3.2bn in 2015. The company has been working in the Middle

#19 Alec

#19 Alec

Within the last three to six years UAE-based ALEC has expanded the business into Qatar and Oman while the core business has diversified with the

#20 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

#20 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

There have been big changes at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff over the 18 months or so. The consultancy now has a workforce numbering close to

#38 Orascom Construction

#38 Orascom Construction

Egypt’s Orascom Construction is targeting opportunities in the power, transport and water sectors in its home market of Egypt as profits jumped in the first

#37 Six Construct

#37 Six Construct

A fully owned subsidiary of Belgian outfit Besix, Six Construct specialises in building infrastructure and has extensive experience in the GCC, especially in the UAE

#36 Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC)

#36 Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC)

Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC) has seen impressive growth since its establishment in 1989. Now one of the leading construction businesses in the UAE and Egypt,

#35 Bechtel

#35 Bechtel

San Francisco-based Bechtel is a global engineering giant that posted a turnover of $37.2bn last year. Middle East turnover rose 49% to $103mn for 2015.

#34  Brookfield Multiplex

#34 Brookfield Multiplex

Brookfield Multiplex has been delivering landmark property and infrastructure assets for more than 50 years, specialising in large-scale and complex landmark buildings, commercial structures and

#33 Ali Mousa and Sons Holding Group

#33 Ali Mousa and Sons Holding Group

Established in the UAE in 1978 by Mr. Ali Mousa Ali Saif Al Naqbi, Ali Mousa and Sons Holding Group (AMSHG) has grown steadily to

#32 Sobha Group

#32 Sobha Group

Currently executing a number of landmark projects, Sobha Group is a multinational, multiproduct group with developments and investments in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and

#31 Aldar Properties

#31 Aldar Properties

Aldar Properties is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi with $10bn in assets while the company plans to invest AED 5.2bn ($1.4bn) over

#30 BASF

#30 BASF

Winner of the Supplier of the Year category at the Construction Innovation Awards Qatar 2015, BASF is a leading chemical company that creates chemistry for

#49 KEO

#49 KEO

Founded in 1964, Kuwait-based KEO delivers award winning architectural design and consultancy services and has worked on a large number of projects across the Middle

#48 EFS Facilities Services

#48 EFS Facilities Services

EFS Facilities Services is a regional leader in delivering integrated facilities management services across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey. The company has

#47 SKAI Holdings

#47 SKAI Holdings

Launched in 2011 by entrepreneur Kabir Mulchandani, SKAI Holdings, is an integrated real estate company offering a wide range of services across five key sectors

#46 Al Naboodah Construction

#46 Al Naboodah Construction

Colin Timmons recently took the reins at Al Naboodah Construction, replacing Steve Lever who stepped down as CEO after almost 30 years of service to

#45 KBW Investments

#45 KBW Investments

Based in Dubai, KBW Investments has a portfolio spanning construction, manufacturing, engineering, project management, automation, technology, and more. Founded by Chairman HRH Prince Khaled bin

#44 Faithful + Gould

#44 Faithful + Gould

Faithful+Gould in the Middle East has achieved a compound annual growth (CAGR) of more than 20 percent over the past three years and this is

#43 Shapoorji Pallonji

#43 Shapoorji Pallonji

As the oldest Indian construction company, Shapoorji Pallonji has a legacy stretching back 150 years over the course of which it has achieved many more

#42 Larsen & Toubro

#42 Larsen & Toubro

Founded in Mumbai in 1938 by two Danish engineers Henning Holck-Larsen and Soren Kristian Toubro, Larsen & Toubro has established an international reputation in the

#41Projacs

#41Projacs

Established in 1984, the Projacs has a network of over 20 major offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and North America with

#39 SSH

#39 SSH

For more than 50 years, SSH has played a leading role in shaping the built environment and infrastructure of the modern Middle East. Currently, SSH

#40 RP Group

#40 RP Group

RP Group is a $4bn conglomerate with wide-ranging interests in construction and industrial development, hospitality, healthcare and wellness, education and trading. Led by Ravi Pillai,

#50 TDIC

#50 TDIC

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), established in 2006 and fully owned by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, is a master developer of major

#51 Omniyat

#51 Omniyat

  Omniyat is the high end property developer responsible for One At the Palm, a AED2bn luxury project at the base of the Palm Jumeirah

#52 Autodesk

#52 Autodesk

Autodesk Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since the introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the

#53 DC Pro Engineering

#53 DC Pro Engineering

DC Pro Engineering is a recognised world leader in the fields of district energy, co-generation and tri-generation. The firm is also a renowned sustainability leader

#54 RS Group

#54 RS Group

The RS Group is a Leading 360° Engineering Solutions Provider with business interests in three distinct areas: Formwork & Scaffolding, Technical Contracting and General Trading.

#55 Cayan Group

#55 Cayan Group

The Cayan Group is one of Middle East’s leading real estate developers best known for the twisting Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina. Officially declared by

#56 Kele Contracting

#56 Kele Contracting

Founded in Australia 30 years ago, Kele Contracting established a presence in the UAE in 2005 and has worked on a number of projects since,

#57 Beaver Gulf Contracting

#57 Beaver Gulf Contracting

Dubai headquartered Beaver Gulf Contracting is part of Beaver Gulf Group, with diversified interests in Real Estate, Project Management, Construction, Interior Decoration, Hospitality and Education

#58 Dar Alarkan

#58 Dar Alarkan

Dar Alarkan is a real estate development company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specialising in residential real-estate and the development of master-planned lifestyle residential

#59 Sumou Real Estate

#59 Sumou Real Estate

The significant growth in Saudi Arabia and the region in general has given rise to a niche category of specialised and experienced companies, complementing this

#60 KEF Holding

#60 KEF Holding

With an engineering background, Faizal Kottikollon’s journey of success began when he came to the UAE in 1995 to set up his first business –

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