Construction companies are integral to the real estate sector of every economy worldwide and facilitate infrastructural development in all countries. They are also a major revenue earner for governments across the globe as they remit a significant amount of money as tax.
This piece takes a look at the top construction companies operating in Nigeria. But first…
What is a construction company?
A construction company is any type of business, company or enterprise that is established to build different structures, developments, properties, facilities, houses, paths, pavement, roads, motorways, and other construction projects.
Top 10 construction companies in Nigeria
You will undoubtedly agree with me when I say that Nigeria’s building industry is vital to the country’s development. Construction companies are constantly required to develop infrastructures, such as highways, airports, dams, bridges, and tunnels.
Without the presence of construction enterprises, the building sector will be nothing more than a hollow shell. Hospitals, schools, churches, banks, businesses, and sports facilities are all finished goods produced by Nigerian construction firms.
It can be difficult to pick the best construction company in Nigeria from the many options available. When it comes to efficiency and on-time project execution, some construction firms in Nigeria have shown to be models of success. Below is the list of the top ten construction companies in Nigeria.
One of the best construction firms in Nigeria, Julius Berger has been in operation for a very long time. The most significant projects it has completed include the Eko Bridge (1968), Tin Can Island Port, Apapa (1977), Third Mainland Bridge, Ajaokuta Steel Plant, Kogi (1990), National Stadium, Abuja (2003), and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters. It has been the leading construction company in Nigeria.
Julius Berger was founded in Germany in 1950 and has its Nigerian headquarters in Abuja. They are renowned for building bridges and constructing roads. This construction company is known for its distinctive designs, and they complete jobs assigned to them on schedule.
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Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) Nigeria Limited
Reynolds Construction Company, a subsidiary of SBI International Holding with its headquarters in Switzerland, has completed several buildings, bridges and road projects in Nigeria. Its Nigerian headquarters is located at Plot 1715, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The construction of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, which was later reportedly named the most beautiful university in the nation, is a notable work carried out by this construction company.
Arab Contractors is currently the spice of the Nigerian and Arab construction industries. It is recognised as one of the top construction firms in Nigeria and Africa. The business has offices in Egypt and Nigeria, with its office in the latter country located at Ajose Adeogun Street in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The company is notable for constructing bridges, highways, tunnels, airports, sports facilities, dams, power plants, housing, etc.
China Civil Engineering Construction Company Limited (CCECC)
Early in the 1990s, a Chinese construction business called China Civil Engineering Construction Company Limited (CCECC) was founded to engage in construction and economic cooperation. It began as the Foreign Aid Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Railways and eventually developed into a significant global corporation with subsidiaries in more than 40 nations.
Currently, the company’s primary business is undertaking construction projects for roads and railroads. It also provides project design, investment services, and real estate development. It is ranked for its competitive service quality among the recently-released top 255 International contractors. One of the most notable projects of the company in Nigeria is the building of a double-track standard gauge railway connecting Lagos to Kano State in 2014.
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Setraco Nigeria Limited
This construction company has enjoyed remarkable growth over the years and is now a market leader. It began building district highways and city roads in what was then the federal state of Bendel when it was established in 1977. Setraco Nigeria is renowned for constructing roads and bridges.
The company has completed projects in more than 20 states, with over 35 years of expertise and a current base in 15 states.
Adold Engineering Company Limited
Adold Engineering is one of the oldest construction firms in Nigeria and has been around for more than 40 years. It was established in 1976 and has developed over the years to offer professional construction and engineering management services.
According to reports, the business has finished 250 projects for prestigious organizations like Ecobank Plc, UBA Plc, Leadway Assurance, Ajayi Crowther University, First Bank Plc, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Globacom Plc, and the Central Bank of Nigeria. It boasts a sizable warehouse and a productive logistics setup.
Monier Construction Company Nigeria Limited
Monier Construction Company (MCC) Nigeria Limited has been around globally for more than 60 years and has established itself as one of the top firms in Nigeria. It is one of Nigeria’s oldest construction enterprises, having been established in 1957 and entered Nigeria in the early years after independence.
The organisation is renowned for having cutting-edge machinery that is perfect for building roads and buildings, and it constructs both across the nation.
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Costain West Africa
Another renowned construction firm that has won contracts to carry out significant projects in Nigeria is Costain West Africa. Among the significant projects carried out by this firm are Federal Government projects in Apapa in Lagos, and Ahmadu in Kaduna. Included in parts of the buildings constructed was the building of a grain mill at Bello Stadium.
Established in 1947, Costain West Africa Plc currently works on a variety of building and civil engineering projects.
Brunelli Construction Company Nigeria Limited
Brunelli Construction Company was established in Nigeria in 1972, and over 33 years, it has developed into a major construction firm. The company currently employs both Nigerians and foreigners in senior management roles. The Brunelli Construction Company is an expert in dredging, drainage, coastal defence, pier construction, and utility pole construction using concrete. They also work on projects like water treatment facilities and installing diaphragm walls. Their headquarters is in Lagos State.
Saidi Nigeria Ltd
Founded in 1997, this construction company is rapidly expanding. They are experts in establishing and dredging irrigation systems in both urban and rural areas. They also work on settlements, substantial residential developments, roads, bridges, dams, and boreholes.
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