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Top 10 Engineering & Construction Companies

Construction Global counts down the top 10 engineering and construction companies according to the Fortune Global 500. They achieved combined revenues of more than US$815mn, but who made the top spot?

10 | Daiwa House Industry

Daiwa House Industry

$37.37mn

The Japanese firm, headquartered in Osaka, reported a 9.1% increase in revenues for 2018 and moved up 15 places on the Fortune Global 500 list to 327. Daiwa specialises in prefabricated buildings and is Japan’s biggest homebuilder. The company was established in 1955 when it began building warehouses with an innovative pipe process for Japanese National Railways (JNR). Today it employs a global workforce of 45,000, delivering housing, logistics facilities, hotels and more

9 | Bouygues

Bouygues

$42.18mn

Founded by Francis Bouygues in 1952, Bouygues is a diversified industrial group. Its businesses focus on two sectors: construction, with Bouygues Construction (building, civil works, energy and services),
Bouygues Immobilier (property) and Colas (roads), and also telecoms and media via TF1 and Bouygues Telecom. Bouygues recently began a collaboration with Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to develop low carbon concrete for the industry. The Gallic construction giant has spent 25 years on the Fortune list, rising 20 places this year to 287 with its reported revenue up 13.2% 

8 | ACS

ACS

$43.26mn

Revenues for 2018 were up 10% seeing the company rise 12 places in the 500, now ranked 272. Grupo ACS employs a workforce of almost 200,000 and is a leader in the industry of infrastructure development, along with civil and industrial engineering projects. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Madrid, the Spanish group was formed through the merger of OCP Construcciones and Ginés Navarro Construcciones. CIMIC Group (owned by ACS subsidiary Hochtief) was recently awarded a $2.73bn contract by the State of Queensland in Australia to deliver the tunnel, stations and development package of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail Project.

7 | Vinci

Vinci

$52.34mn

Rising 20 places to 206 in Fortune’s list this year, Vinci’s revenues rose by 13.1%. Originally founded in 1899, the French construction group has over 200,000 employees designing, financing, building and operating infrastructure and facilities across the globe. It is the majority owner of Gatwick airport in the UK where it has recently unveiled a five-year capital investment programme totalling £1.1bn. Other projects include the Atlantic Bridge in Panama and the launch of 3D Printing company Concreative through its subsidiary Freyssinet.

6 | PowerChina

PowerChina

$61.22mn

PowerChina is a state-owned company founded in 2011 on the basis of 14 provincial, municipal and district electric power survey and design, engineering, and equipment manufacturing enterprises formerly affiliated to Sinohydro Group Ltd, HydroChina Corporation, State Grid Corporation of China, and China Southern Power Grid Co Ltd. Moving up 21 places in this year’s list to 161, its revenues increased by 13.7%. As of 2018, PowerChina has won 88 items of the China Construction Engineering Luban Prize, 49 National Quality Engineering Golden Awards, 167 National Quality Engineering Awards, 25 Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prizes, 33 China Quality Water Engineering Awards, and 150 National Quality Engineering and Consulting Awards.

5 | Pacific Construction Group

Taihu Lake Renovation in Wuxi City

$86.62mn

Dropping one place in the latest Fortune list, China’s Pacific Construction Group (CPCG) is now ranked 97 but its revenues are up 12.2%. Employing over 385,000 people, CPCG has centralised its core business on infrastructure, investment, construction and management over three successful decades. It is China’s largest city operator across sectors, with work including national highways, municipal construction, water conservancy, building and landscape design.

4 | China Communications Construction

China Communications Construction

$88.14mn

China Communications Construction comprises 34 wholly-owned or controlled subsidiaries principally engaged in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure, dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing business. The company is active in myriad engineering and construction disciplines, including port, terminal, road, bridge, railway, tunnel, civil work design and construction, capital dredging and reclamation dredging, container crane, heavy marine machinery, large steel structure and road machinery manufacturing, and international project contracting, import and export trading services. This year its revenues were up 11%, dropping two places to 93 in the Global 500.

3 | China Railway Construction

China Railway Construction

$88.14mn

Headquartered in Beijing, China Railway Construction’s (CRC) revenues rose to 11% in 2018 while its Fortune ranking dropped one place to 59. The state-owned corporation’s roots go back to the Railway Engineering Corps set up in 1948. CRC covers project contracting, survey design consultation, industrial manufacturing, real estate development, logistics, trade of goods and materials as well as capital operations. Dedicated to becoming a global construction player, recent projects have included 4,000 social housing units in Angola and the construction of a seaside resort in Algeria.

2 | China Railway Engineering Group

China Railway Engineering Group

$112.13mn

Moving up one place to 55 in the Global 500, China Railway Engineering Corporation Group’s (CREC) revenues have risen by 9.1%. Now under the supervision of China’s State Council, the group began life in 1894 when China Shanhaiguan Manufactory (now a subsidiary of CREC) was set up to manufacture railway tracks and metal bridges for the Peking-Zhangjiakou Railway, the first railway project designed and constructed by the Chinese. This summer, the work of group subsidiary China Railway No.2 Group on the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal, with COVEC, achieved an award of merit for ENR’s 2019 Global Best Projects.

1 | China State Construction Engineering

China State Construction Engineering

$181.52mn

Moving up one place to 55 in the Global 500, China Railway Engineering Corporation Group’s (CREC) revenues have risen by 9.1%. Now under the supervision of China’s State Council, the group began life in 1894 when China Shanhaiguan Manufactory (now a subsidiary of CREC) was set up to manufacture railway tracks and metal bridges for the Peking-Zhangjiakou Railway, the first railway project designed and constructed by the Chinese. This summer, the work of group subsidiary China Railway No.2 Group on the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal, with COVEC, achieved an award of merit for ENR’s 2019 Global Best Projects.

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10 | Daiwa House Industry

Daiwa House Industry

$37.37mn

The Japanese firm, headquartered in Osaka, reported a 9.1% increase in revenues for 2018 and moved up 15 places on the Fortune Global 500 list to 327. Daiwa specialises in prefabricated buildings and is Japan’s biggest homebuilder. The company was established in 1955 when it began building warehouses with an innovative pipe process for Japanese National Railways (JNR). Today it employs a global workforce of 45,000, delivering housing, logistics facilities, hotels and more

9 | Bouygues

Bouygues

$42.18mn

Founded by Francis Bouygues in 1952, Bouygues is a diversified industrial group. Its businesses focus on two sectors: construction, with Bouygues Construction (building, civil works, energy and services),
Bouygues Immobilier (property) and Colas (roads), and also telecoms and media via TF1 and Bouygues Telecom. Bouygues recently began a collaboration with Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to develop low carbon concrete for the industry. The Gallic construction giant has spent 25 years on the Fortune list, rising 20 places this year to 287 with its reported revenue up 13.2% 

8 | ACS

ACS

$43.26mn

Revenues for 2018 were up 10% seeing the company rise 12 places in the 500, now ranked 272. Grupo ACS employs a workforce of almost 200,000 and is a leader in the industry of infrastructure development, along with civil and industrial engineering projects. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Madrid, the Spanish group was formed through the merger of OCP Construcciones and Ginés Navarro Construcciones. CIMIC Group (owned by ACS subsidiary Hochtief) was recently awarded a $2.73bn contract by the State of Queensland in Australia to deliver the tunnel, stations and development package of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail Project.

7 | Vinci

Vinci

$52.34mn

Rising 20 places to 206 in Fortune’s list this year, Vinci’s revenues rose by 13.1%. Originally founded in 1899, the French construction group has over 200,000 employees designing, financing, building and operating infrastructure and facilities across the globe. It is the majority owner of Gatwick airport in the UK where it has recently unveiled a five-year capital investment programme totalling £1.1bn. Other projects include the Atlantic Bridge in Panama and the launch of 3D Printing company Concreative through its subsidiary Freyssinet.

6 | PowerChina

PowerChina

$61.22mn

PowerChina is a state-owned company founded in 2011 on the basis of 14 provincial, municipal and district electric power survey and design, engineering, and equipment manufacturing enterprises formerly affiliated to Sinohydro Group Ltd, HydroChina Corporation, State Grid Corporation of China, and China Southern Power Grid Co Ltd. Moving up 21 places in this year’s list to 161, its revenues increased by 13.7%. As of 2018, PowerChina has won 88 items of the China Construction Engineering Luban Prize, 49 National Quality Engineering Golden Awards, 167 National Quality Engineering Awards, 25 Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prizes, 33 China Quality Water Engineering Awards, and 150 National Quality Engineering and Consulting Awards.

5 | Pacific Construction Group

Taihu Lake Renovation in Wuxi City

$86.62mn

Dropping one place in the latest Fortune list, China’s Pacific Construction Group (CPCG) is now ranked 97 but its revenues are up 12.2%. Employing over 385,000 people, CPCG has centralised its core business on infrastructure, investment, construction and management over three successful decades. It is China’s largest city operator across sectors, with work including national highways, municipal construction, water conservancy, building and landscape design.

4 | China Communications Construction

China Communications Construction

$88.14mn

China Communications Construction comprises 34 wholly-owned or controlled subsidiaries principally engaged in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure, dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing business. The company is active in myriad engineering and construction disciplines, including port, terminal, road, bridge, railway, tunnel, civil work design and construction, capital dredging and reclamation dredging, container crane, heavy marine machinery, large steel structure and road machinery manufacturing, and international project contracting, import and export trading services. This year its revenues were up 11%, dropping two places to 93 in the Global 500.

3 | China Railway Construction

China Railway Construction

$88.14mn

Headquartered in Beijing, China Railway Construction’s (CRC) revenues rose to 11% in 2018 while its Fortune ranking dropped one place to 59. The state-owned corporation’s roots go back to the Railway Engineering Corps set up in 1948. CRC covers project contracting, survey design consultation, industrial manufacturing, real estate development, logistics, trade of goods and materials as well as capital operations. Dedicated to becoming a global construction player, recent projects have included 4,000 social housing units in Angola and the construction of a seaside resort in Algeria.

2 | China Railway Engineering Group

China Railway Engineering Group

$112.13mn

Moving up one place to 55 in the Global 500, China Railway Engineering Corporation Group’s (CREC) revenues have risen by 9.1%. Now under the supervision of China’s State Council, the group began life in 1894 when China Shanhaiguan Manufactory (now a subsidiary of CREC) was set up to manufacture railway tracks and metal bridges for the Peking-Zhangjiakou Railway, the first railway project designed and constructed by the Chinese. This summer, the work of group subsidiary China Railway No.2 Group on the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal, with COVEC, achieved an award of merit for ENR’s 2019 Global Best Projects.

1 | China State Construction Engineering

China State Construction Engineering

$181.52mn

Moving up one place to 55 in the Global 500, China Railway Engineering Corporation Group’s (CREC) revenues have risen by 9.1%. Now under the supervision of China’s State Council, the group began life in 1894 when China Shanhaiguan Manufactory (now a subsidiary of CREC) was set up to manufacture railway tracks and metal bridges for the Peking-Zhangjiakou Railway, the first railway project designed and constructed by the Chinese. This summer, the work of group subsidiary China Railway No.2 Group on the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal, with COVEC, achieved an award of merit for ENR’s 2019 Global Best Projects.

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