Top 10 biggest global contractors
Let’s take a look at the ten biggest contractors, based on total construction contracting revenue, across the world.
10 | Shanghai Construction
Shanghai Construction Group Corporation Ltd has a revenue of $21.26bn. It was incorporated in 1998 and currently employs 33,160 people. The main areas of business for Shanghai Construction include housing, professional construction, design, decoration, landscaping and stone mining, as well as project management, consulting and labour dispatching. The current president of the company is Hang Yingwei. As well as constructing most of the modern landmarks in Shanghai, the company has also been contracted to work on a sewage tunneling project in Edmonton, Canada, and 12,000 housing units for the Tanzanian Ministry of Defence.
9 | Bouygues
Bouygues has an annual revenue of $32.26bn. The company is based in Paris, France where it was grounded in 1952, and its current CEO is Philippe Bonnave. The firm operates in just under 90 countries and works across construction telecoms and medias. The Bouygues group employs 118,000 people and includes five subsidiaries: Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobiler, Colas, TF1 and Bouygues Telecom. Notable projects recently have been the Paris district court, an extension to the Port of Calais and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
8 | China Metallurgical
The Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd has a revenue of $34.3bn. The company is based in Beijing and employs 100,290 people. Since its incorporation in 2008, Metallurgical Corp has mainly dealt with engineering contracting, real estate, resources development and equipment manufacturing. The Chairman of the Corporation is Guo Wenqing.
7 | ACS
Spanish firm Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA is based in Madrid and has a revenue of $39.21bn. Incorporated in 1942, the company currently employs 179,230 staff. The group is involved with mining, civil works and building works, both residential and social. Some notable projects within Spain include construction of a marina in Barcelona’s northern port and a high-speed railway line in the Basque Country. Abroad, the company constructed the M11 road in Ireland and extended the CityLink Tulla highway in Melbourne, Australia. The current CEO is Florentino Pérez Rodríguez.
6 | Vinci
Vinci SA is a construction and engineering company based in France. Its current revenue stands at $47.04bn. The company was incorporated in 1955 and currently has 183,000 employees. Vinci is involved in the design, construction, financing and management of such facilities as water networks, public and private buildings, urban developments and communication systems. Current construction projects include the pediatric hospital at Warsaw University and the Atlantic Bridge in Panama. The President of Vinci Construction is Jérôme Stubler, who has held the position since 2015.
5 | Power China
The Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd has a revenue of $38.72bn. It was incorporated in 2009 and currently has 134,680 employees. It is based in Beijing where it is led by current Chairman Yan Zhiyong. The corporation is mainly involved in water conservancy and hydropower projects. It also trades materials and its subsidiaries construct highways and bridges. Power China recently competed work on the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant in cooperation with Pakistan as part of the China-Pakistan Economic corridor.
4 | China Communications
China Communications Construction Co Ltd has a revenue of $66.88bn. The company’s headquarters is in Beijing and its current CEO is Xiang Liu. It was founded in 2006 and currently employs 118,770 people. China Communications Construction works across five areas: infrastructure construction, infrastructure design, dredging engineering, equipment manufacturing and ‘others’ which cover real estate development and fund investment businesses. A subsidiary of China Communications is currently working on Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City.
3 | China Railway Construction Corp
China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd generates $99.41bn in revenue. The company’s headquarters is in Beijing and it is mainly involved in engineering, including such constructions as railways, highways, urban tracks, water conservancy, hydropower, buildings, bridges, tunnels airports and sea ports. The company became incorporated in 2007 and currently employs 258,460 people. It handles almost all domestic railway construction projects in China, but also operates overseas, having been contracted on projects like the Nigeria Railways system and the Turkey Istanbul Ankara Railway Reconstruction Project. The current Chairman of the company is Meng Fengchao.
2 | China Railway Group
China Railway Group Ltd has a revenue of $102.32bn. The company mainly deals with infrastructure construction but is also engaged in survey, design, consulting, manufacturing equipment, and real estate development. China Railway Group was incorporated in 2007 and currently employs 282,090 people. Its head office is in Beijing and the current chairman and executive director is Li Changjin. The group has many subsidiaries operating both within China and overseas, which have worked on projects from the Fez-Oujda road in Morocco to the Hangzhou Bay Bridge on China’s eastern coast.
1 | China State Construction Engineering
China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd has a revenue of $160bn. The company was incorporated in 2007 and currently has 255,880 employees. Its head office is in Beijing and the current Chairman is Qing Guan. The company mainly deals with construction contracts of buildings, infrastructure construction and investment, real estate development and investment, energy, survey and design and municipal utilities. It works both within China and overseas. Projects the corporation has been involved in include Shuin Hing Square in Shenzen, the construction of the Great Mosque in Algiers, and the renovation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, in New York.