International Construction published recently a ranking of 200 largest construction companies in the world (based on their revenues in 2011). The table includes 32 companies from the USA, 32 from Japan, 16 from Great Britain, 11 from China, 10 from Spain, … However, that’s China who took the highest places and the largest share of total revenue.
Chinese contractors took the first three places:
1. China State Construction and Engineering (US$ 72.6 billion);
2. China Railway Construction Corporation (US$ 68.8 billion);
3. China Railway Group (US$ 68.4 billion).
In the previous year ranking they also were in the top three but in reverse order. Two other Chinese companies, China Communications Construction Group and China Metallurgical Group, have also reached the top ten (5th and 7th place). The 4th place has been taken by Vinci (France), the 6th, by ACS (Spain). Three last places in the top ten belong to Bouygues Construction (France), Bechtel (USA) and Hochtief (Germany). In general, the top ten has been occupied by the same companies for the last two years, it’s only the order that changes.
The total revenue of all 200 companies is US$ 1.48 trillion what is a 13% increase from the previous year. The largest share belongs to China (23.2%), then comes Japan (14.2%) and the USA (12.1%). Among European contractors the first place is taken by France (8.7%) followed by Spain (7.3%), Great Britain (4.5%) and Germany (3.5%).
China State Construction and Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)
The largest construction company and general contractor in China, a state enterprise.
Major projects: Beijing National Aquatic Centre “Water Cube”, Sheraton Hotel in Algiers, Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad.
China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC)
The second largest Chinese construction company, a state enterprise engaged in the business of railway infrastructure.
Major projects: Khoms to Sirte railway in Libya (bid won on 2008), underground in Mecca, Internazionale Milano football stadium in San Donato Milanese (bid won).
China Railway Group (China Railway Engineering Corporation, CREC)
A Chinese state enterprise building railways, roads and tunnels.
Major projects: construction and electrification of normal gauge railway instead of previously existing narrow gauge railway on the route Addis Ababa-Djibouti (since 2011, together with Ethiopian Railway Corporation).
A French construction company engaged also in road construction and energy infrastructure, owner of EUROVIA and 73.4% shares of Autoroute du sud de la France.
Major projects: Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Rio-Antirrio bridge connecting Peloponnese with mainland Greece.
China Communications Construction Company Group (CCCC)
A Chinese construction company specialized in road and harbour infrastructure. It’s the largest dredging company in China and the third largest in the world.
ACS (Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A.)
A Spanish construction and services company with projects all around the world.
Major projects: Alqueva Dam on the Guadiana River, Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts in Valencia, Perpignan-Figueres High Speed Railway (in consortium with a French company Eiffage).
China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC)
A Chinese multi-industry company (metallurgy, mining, papermaking, machinery construction, engineering etc.).
Major projects: a nickel mine on Rai Coast, Papua New Guinea, copper mine in Aynak, Afghanistan.
A French construction company, part of Bouygues S.A.
Major projects: Channel Tunnel, Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the new building of the National Library of France.
The largest US engineering company, existing since 1898. It also owns power plants, airports, oil refineries and waterworks in several countries.
Major projects: Hoover Dam on the Colorado river, Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima.
The largest construction company in Germany. Hochtief operates globally and over 805 its revenue comes from abroad projects.
Major projects: Athens International Airport, Dnipro Arena in Dnipropetrovsk, Bosporus Bridge.