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Biggest engineering companies in the world

Last updated on: May 30, 2012 09:49 IST

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Construction industry is witnessing a booming business in Africa and Asia, especially China.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest engineering companies in the world.

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China Engineering Group

The corporation runs a spectrum of businesses covering surveying and designing, construction and installation, manufacturing, R&D, technical consulting, capital management as well as international economic and trade activities.

Its headquarters are located in Beijing.

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China Railway Construction Corporation

Formerly the railway arm of the People's Liberation Army, CRCC is engaged in the businesses of construction contracting, surveying, design and consultation, industrial manufacturing, exploitation of real estate, capital operation and logistics.

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China Communications Construction Group

The group was established in Mainland China in 2005 from the merger of China Harbour Engineering Company Group and China Road and Bridge Group.

The group is engaged in the construction and design of transportation infrastructure dredging and port machinery manufacturing business.

It is the largest port construction and design company in China, the largest dredging company in China and the third largest in the world.

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Bouygues

Bouygues is a French industrial group headquartered in Paris. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index.

The company was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In 2010, it had over 133,000 employees in 80 countries, generating 31.2 billion euros in revenue.

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Bechtel Corporation

It is the largest construction and engineering company in the United States, ranking as the fifth-largest privately owned company in the US.

Its headquarters are in the Financial District of San Francisco. As of 2010, Bechtel had $30.8 billion in revenue and employed 49,000 workers on projects in nearly 50 countries.

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Hochtief

It is a construction company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Hochtief is Germany's largest construction company and operates globally, ranking as one of the largest general construction companies in the United States through its Turner subsidiary, and in Australia through the Leighton Construction company.

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China Metallurgical Group Corporation

It is a state-owned enterprise in Beijing, China, engaging in EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), natural resources exploitation, papermaking, equipment fabrication, real estate development.

MCC is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in China, and the only central-owned enterprise that is authorized to run pulp-making and papermaking businesses in China and overseas.

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Grupo ACS

It is a Spanish company dedicated to civil and engineering construction, all types services and telecommunications. It is one of the leading construction companies in the world, with projects in many countries around the world.

The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of OCP Construcciones and Gines Navarro Construcciones.

The group has a global presence, including countries like Germany, India, Brazil, Chile and Morocco. The headquarters are in Madrid.

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Vinci Construction

It is a French concessions and construction company, formerly called Societe Generale d'Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue.

Vinci is listed at Euronext's Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index. Its head office is in Rueil-Malmaison.

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Skanska

It is a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden, where it also is the largest construction company. The company's head office is in Solna, north of Stockholm.

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Saipem

It is an Italian oil and gas industry contractor. It is a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni, which owns about 43 per cent of Saipem's shares.

Saipem has contracted for designing and constructing several pipelines, including Blue Stream, Greenstream, Nord Stream and South Stream.

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Fluor Corporation

It is a publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organisation. Fluor is headquartered in the Las Colinas area of Irving, Texas.

The company employs more than 41,000 international employees and maintains offices in over 25 countries. Fluor is a Fortune 500 and a S&P 500 company.

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Strabag

It is a Austrian construction company based in Villach, with its headquarters in Vienna. It is the largest construction company in Austria and one of the largest construction companies in Europe.

Strabag is active in its home markets Austria and Germany and in all countries of Eastern and South-East Europe, in selected markets in Western Europe, on the Arabian Peninsula, as well as in Canada, Chile, China and India.

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Technip

It is a provider of project management, engineering, and construction services for the oil and gas industry, headquartered in Paris, France.

The company designs and builds high-technology industrial installations, such as subsea equipment and platforms, and onshore mega-complexes for the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.

It operates in three segments: Subsea, offshore and onshore.

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FCC

It is a leading Spanish construction company based in Barcelona. It is publicly traded and is part of the Ibex 35. Over 50 per cent of the shares are owned by a company controlled by Esther Koplowitz and others.

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Bilfinger Berger

It is a multinational German company specialised in civil and industrial construction, engineering and services based in Mannheim, Germany.

Bilfinger is a Deutsche Borse Mdax index traded, international construction and services company that operates in real estate, infrastructure and industrial services.

The services offered range from consulting, development, planning, financing and turnkey construction through to maintenance and operation.

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KBR

KBR, (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) is an American engineering, construction and private military contracting company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton, headquartered in Houston.

The company also has large offices in Arlington, Birmingham, Newark, Delaware and Leatherhead, the United Kingdom.

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Odebrecht

It is a Brazilian conglomerate in the fields of engineering, construction, chemicals and petrochemicals. The company was founded in 1944 in Salvador da Bahia by Norberto Odebrecht, and is now present in South America, Central America, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Odebrecht controls Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America, the fifth largest in the world, with exports to 60 countries in all continents of the world.

By revenue Braskem is the fourth largest in the Americas and the 17 in the world.

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Lend Lease Group

Lend Lease Group (officially Lend Lease Corporation Limited) is a global property and infrastructure company headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

The Company was established by Dick Dusseldorp in 1958 to provide finance for building contracts being undertaken by Civil and Civic.

In 1961 the Company acquired Civil and Civic from Bredero's Bouwbedrijf.

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Royal BAM Group

Koninklijke BAM Groep ("Royal BAM Group") is a major European construction-services business with headquarters in Bunnik, Netherlands.

The company was founded by Adam Van der Wal as a joiner's shop in 1869. It was renamed Bataafsche Aanneming Mij van Bouw-en (BAM) in 1927 and expanded through acquisition buying Interbuild in 1998, NBM-Amstelland in 2000 and Hollandsche Beton Groep (later HBG) in 2002.


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