The Engineering industry is Nigeria spans a broad spectrum and covers a lot of disciplines. This includes but is not limited to the field of Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering to name a few. One of the fields though, that has grown in leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades is the construction industry.
Indeed, when it comes to the world of construction, Nigeria has some really fine ones. There are a lot of construction companies in Nigeria, but there are a few that form an elite association for reason of their dominance both in the state and federal level.
These select few have made a name for themselves by operating on a mantra of excellence and high professional standards.
In this article, we are going to be taking a look at some really great construction firms in the country. Some of the companies mentioned here indigenously owned and managed while others are foreign based construction companies as many of us must have seen some Lebanese and Turkish nationals on construction worksites at some point across the country.
Outlined below is a list of top ten construction companies in Nigeria.
1. Julius Berger Nigeria
You can’t talk about construction in Nigeria without mentioning Julius Berger. It is one of the oldest and most successful multinational construction brands in the country synonymous with high standards and professionalism. Founded in 1950, Julius Berger is a subsidiary to its German based parent company, Bilfinger Berger.
Some landmark structures in Nigeria can be attributed to the brand such as the famous Tin Can Island Port, the Third Mainland and Eko bridges all in Lagos. The International Airport and the third phase of the National Assembly both in Abuja were also constructed by Julius Berger.
The company still remains one of the biggest and highest paying construction companies in the country with over 18,000 staff under its payroll, creating some of the largest job vacancies for graduates. Julius Berger has continued to earn the trust and loyalty of Nigerians because of the quality of their work.
- Address: 10 Shettima A. Munguno Crescent Utako District, 900 108 FCT, Abuja
- Phone: 08039067000
- Fax: 096114042
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: julius-berger.com
2. Setraco Nigeria Limited
Setraco Nigeria Limited is most synonymous with the construction of roads and bridges. The company has built a name for its self in over 35 years of operation with the construction of many landmark projects all over the country.
Setraco Nigeria Limited has its operations in more than 15 states across the federation and are most notable for the construction of major structures such as the Alape Bridge in Ondo State, the dualization of the Abuja-Keffi highway, the spectacular Bomadi Brigde in Delta State and countless other projects scattered in many parts of the country.
- Address: Setraco Building Plot 526, Shehu Yar’Adua Way Kado District Abuja P.M.B. 105, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.
- Phone: +234-806-9447441, +234-805-2225220
- Fax: +234-807-7101775
- Email: [email protected]
3. Reynolds Construction Company
Reynolds Construction is one of the foremost construction companies in the country. It is an internationally based company with its headquarters sited in Switzerland. Reynolds Construction commenced operations in Nigeria in 1956 and has since continued to deliver on quality and high performance.
Some key projects carried out by the company are the construction of the famous Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly known as University of Ife) and the South African Embassy in Abuja as well as other outstanding road and building construction projects.
- Address: 360 Obafemi Awolowo Way
- Website: http://www.rccnigeria.com/
4. Costain West Africa
Costain West Africa is one of the oldest building construction companies in the country. It is also one of the very first to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The company is most recognized for its focus on standard and quality which is why many landmark structures across the country can be attributed to it.
Some of these structures include the famous University College Teaching Hospital in the ancient city of Ibadan, Central Bank branch in Enugu, Apapa Factory, Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
- Address : 174 Funso Williams Avenue
- Phone: +234 1 774 8540
- Fax: +234 1 580 1879
5. Arab Contractors
Founded in 1955, Arab Contractors are without a doubt one of the finest constructions firms in Nigeria and in the Middle East. They have such an International dominance that it is very difficult to rule them off when you are talking about top construction company in the country.
With its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt; Arab Contractors has completed some notable projects to include home and residential buildings, hospitals, airports, stadiums, power stations and so on.
Some of these projects include the rehabilitation of City Hall for the Lagos State government, the New Secretariat Building for the Enugu State Government and Ahiajoku Convention Center.
- Address: Plot 145 ajose adeogum street , victoria Island
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Phone: +2 02 23959500
6. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation is a Chinese construction firm with special focus in civil engineering, railway construction, engineering design and also real estate development. The company was founded in 1979 and since expanded to more than 40 countries and 20 subsidiaries around the globe.
Amongst its many achievements, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation is most notable as an expert in railway construction.
One of the company’s major projects in Nigeria is the commencement of construction on a proposed double track standard gauge railway expected to lead from Lagos to Kano.
- Address: Plot 215, Plot 215, Cadestral Zone Km 10 Airport Road, Abuja
- Phone: +23495242023
7. Dantata And Sawoe Construction Company [Nigeria] Limited
Dantata and Sawoe Construction is one of the most outstanding of all indigenous construction companies in the country. Having been in existence for more than 35 years, the company prides itself on excellence and professionalism. Dantata and Sawoe Construction has successfully started and completed so many major projects around the country to include the International Broadcasting Center, DAAR Communications, the Benue State Government House and the Edo State Liaison Office in Abuja to name a few.
- Address: Nnamdi Azikiwe Way O. Box 3858 , Garki, Abuja F.C.T Nigeria
- Phone: +234-(0)9-33 00 000 Switch Board, 234-(0)9-33 00 107 Management
- Fax: +234-(0)9 33 00 001
- E-Mail: [email protected]
8. Adold Engineering Company Limited
Adold Engineering is a building and construction company that has been in existence for more than 30 years. Founded in the 1980s, the company has been responsible for over 250 projects around the country.
Some major projects completed by Adold Engineering can attest to the professionalism of the company. These projects include the Ajayi Crowther University, the virgin Atlantic Head Office, some residential quarters of Central Bank and host of other projects for big oil and gas construction companies in the country.
- Address: 6, Efunleye Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
- Phone: +234 1 761 1256
- Email: [email protected]
9. Brunelli Construction Company
With almost 50 years in the business, Brunelli Construction Company is one of the major players in the building and construction business in Nigeria. Founded in the year 1972, the company focuses on pipeline construction, construction of jetties and drainages, dam construction and so on.
- Address: Km. 3, Lagos-Badagry Expressway, by Alafia Bus-Stop, Orile, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Phone: 234 1-7741803, 7912316, 08033027515, 33477760
10. Evomec Global Services Limited
Evomec Global Services is a big player in the construction business in Nigeria having completed some landmark engineering and environment projects around the country. Evomec Global renders its services in the oil and gas industry, dredging, industrial maintenance, heavy equipment leasing and supply. When it comes to building and construction engineering, Evomec Global continues to set itself apart, delivering on quality and standard best practices.
- Address: 50A EVO Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
- Phone: +234-815-084-6966
- E-mail: [email protected]
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