Construction of buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure is a prominent activity in Nigeria and there are scores of construction companies spread across the 36 states offering these services.
Some of these companies have been in existence for several decades while there are others that were just established a few years.
Whatever the case, these companies have contributed to the growth of the construction industry in the country and in this post, we will be looking at a list of these firms.
Schwartz Kristoffel (SK)
SK is a company that is focused on technology and materials engineering. The company is known to customize civil engineering construction materials developed in the temperate region to suit the African setting particularly Nigeria.
SK was founded in 1987 and is one of the top engineering companies in Nigeria. The company uses its access to technology to good use which has transformed the business from a technology and materials engineering company to a complete engineering procurement and construction (EPC) solution provider.
Currently, Schwartz Kristoffel is focused on four key sectors:
- Technical and Materials Engineering,
- General Construction with great soundproofing products
- Real Estate Investment and Development as well as
- Energy Generation and Distribution Infrastructure.
Monier Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
Monier Construction Company is one of the leading Civil Engineering and Construction Companies in the country.
The company has been on the scene for over 5 decades and it is a member of the Federation of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors in Nigeria.
Monier was incorporated in 1957 and the company’s head office is located Mile 7, Rumuigbo, Ikwerre Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The company has been involved in the construction of major roads and building across Nigeria. Monier also has state of the art construction equipment suitable for road construction, modern building and trench excavation.
MCC as it is popularly called is wholly owned and operated by Nigerians and the company has maintained a healthy presence in the South East, South-South and other parts of the country, where they have completed and delivered quality projects on schedule and budget.
Arab Contractors (AC)
Arab Contractors is one of the best construction companies in not just Nigeria but Africa as a whole.
The company has quite a diversified experience portfolio which includes: building bridges, road, tunnels, airport, housing, tunnels, sewage plants, hospitals, sports building, dams and power stations. The company also offers engineering consultancy.
The Arab Contractors office in Nigeria is located at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The team in Nigeria is headed by the experienced engineer Ossama Moustafa and some of the notable projects that have carried out by the company over the years include the reconstruction of the Owerri-Elele Road and the sanitation of the potable works in the Woi region of Abuja.
China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd
CCECC Nigeria is the company currently in charge of the Lagos Light Rail project. Also, it was CCECC that construction the Ikorodu road which is a beauty to behold.
CCECC Nigeria is a subsidiary of CCECC, a China based company which was established in 1979 in Mainland China but has grown to become an international contractor with projects in over 40 countries.
The company is well known all over the world when it comes to the construction of state of the art roads, bridges, rail systems and stadia.
One of their most recent projects in Nigeria is the construction of the Lagos-Calabar Light Rail which will extend from Calabar to Uyo, Aba, Port Harcourt, Yenagoa, Otuoke, Ughelli, Warri, Sapele, Benin, Agbor, Asaba, Onitsha, Ore, Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Lagos.
The head office of CCECC in Nigeria is at 46 Nnamdi Azikwe Drive, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Julius Berger Nigeria
Julius Berger Nigeria is one of the leading construction companies in the country. The company is a subsidiary of the German construction company, Bilfinger Berger
The history of Julius Berger in Nigeria can be traced to several decades back. As a matter of fact, it was that the company that constructed Eko Bridge which was one of their pioneer projects in the country.
The company is known for its state of the art construction techniques. The company’s designs are quite innovative and they are often involved in all the phases of construction from planning to design, engineering and construction.
G Cappa PLC
G Cappa is another prominent building and civil engineering construction companies in the country. The company’s office is located in Iddo, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Their expertise is quite massive and their portfolio include complex infrastructure and high rise buildings
Saidi Nigeria Ltd
Saidi Nigeria Ltd was founded in 1997 and the company is made up of a unique team of qualified engineers and skill worker.
The company is committed to developing the capacity of its team which explain why Saidi usually organizes frequent workshops and seminars to get their engineers trained and retrained.
Their clients comprise both government and private individuals. Some of their projects include massive housing schemes, estates, road, bridges and dams.
Saidi Nigeria is also involved in constructing boreholes, dredging as well as setting up irrigation systems both in the rural and urban areas.
Apave Nigeria is a subsidiary of the Apave Group, a 150 year old company. The Nigerian company is just a few years old but has been able to adapt to the tough Nigerian terrain is growing to become a distinct force in the building and construction space.
Apave is a company with a vast portfolio and their divisions include Buildings, Inspection and Technical assistance, Consultancy, Training, Testing and measurement
Elalan Construction Company
Elalan is one of the fastest growing construction and civil engineering firm in the country. The company was established in 1982 and its head office is located in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Elalan is known to deliver high quality construction solutions which it has done consistently over the last 35 years. The company’s culture revolves around quality, integrity, flexibility and commitment and it is made up of a large team of over 1200 people. This workforce comprises both indigenous professionals and expatriates. Currently, there are over 450 full time people while the rest comprise of skilled workers.
Mixta was established in 2006 as a subsidiary of ARM with a focus on real estate investment. Within the last 10 years, Mixta has successfully delivered over 3000 real estate assets which include homes, retail outlets and many more. The company’s asset is close to N30 billion
Mixta specializes in large scale real estate development projects and real estate advisory service and the company’s mission is to become the foremost real estate developer in the country by providing innovative solutions. The investment model comprises 3 aspects which include: build to sell, build to rent and build to operate.
The Oluwole Urban Mall currently being constructed in Lagos Island is one of the projects being undertaken by Mixta in partnership with the Lagos State Government.
Adold Engineering Company Ltd
Adold Engineering is one of the oldest engineering firms in the country. The company was incorporated in 1976 and has grown over the years to offer a full range of services in engineering and construction management.
In the last 40 years of its existence, Adold Engineering has completed over 250 projects and some of the prominent companies that they’ve worked with include Shell Petroleum Development Company, Ecobank Plc, Leadway Assurance, UBA Plc, Globacom Plc, ARM, Ajayi Crowther University, Central Bank of Nigeria and First Bank Plc
Also, Adold Engineering has a highly sufficient warehouse for storing materials as well as an efficient logistics framework for moving materials and equipment.
Located in Ikoyi, Lagos, NetConstruct is a reputable construction company in Nigeria that has successfully delivered over 2000 homes to its massive clientele.
The company was established in 2001 and has been known to offer innovative solutions to real estate development.
Reynolds Construction Company
Reynolds Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited is a subsidiary of the transnational construction and development group, SBI International Holdings AG (SBI), whose headquarters is in Switzerland.
SBI came into Nigeria in 1956 when it established a construction company called Nigersol Construction Company Limited together with some Nigerian investors.
Over the years, the company has been involved in several projects in Nigeria including the reconstruction Of Umeze-Anam-Mmiata Road.
Setraco Nigeria Limited
Setraco Nigeria Limited is one of the leading engineering construction companies with over four decades of working experience in delivering value-added civil and infrastructural projects.
The company has executed projects in over 20 states consequently Setraco has played a pivotal role in developing the country’s infrastructure.
Setraco was established in 1977 and the company began working on projects like township and district roads in what was then Bendel State. Over the years, Setraco has rapidly grown to become one of the largest construction companies in Nigeria specialized in roads and bridges.
14. Costain West Africa
Costain West Africa Plc is a fully-owned Nigerian construction company. Apart from the construction sector, the company is involves in other industries like furniture and joinery, oil and gas, and railways.
The company took over the projects by John Holt and Company (Liverpool) Limited’s Building Department when it was incorporated in 1948.
Costain has executed a wide range of building and civil engineering projects over the last 60 years. These projects include those of private organisations as well as Federal and State Governments.
Brunelli Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
Brunelli Construction Co. (Nig.) Ltd was incorporated in Nigeria in 1972, and has grown into a large construction company in the last 35 years.
Currently, Brunelli Construction Company is made up of a team of both foreign and locally trained engineers and management staffs.
The company is involved in the construction of jetties, shore protection works, drainage construction, carnal dredging and concrete electric poles construction. The company is also involved in diaphragm wall installation as well as water treatment plant projects.
16. Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
Dantata and Sawoe Nigeria Limited is one of the leading construction companies in Nigeria with over 40 years experience working in both the public and private civil and infrastructural projects in Nigeria.
Dantata & Sawoe has been involved in the design and construction of airstrips, irrigation projects, highways, township roads as well as bridges and flyovers and the company has done projects for the likes of IBCC International Broadcasting Center, AIT, DAAR Communications Abuja, Edo State House Liason Office Abuja, Benue State Government House among others.
Some of the company’s projects include:
- Construction of Bayelsa State Airport along Amassoma Road, Bayelsa State
- Infrastructure Development for Housing Estate ASO Savings, Mpape, Abuja, FCT
- Expansion of Dutse Township Roads 10+15, Ibrahim Aliyu Rd, Gadadin Rd, Jigawa State
- Dualization of Lokoja – Benin Road Section III, Phase 1, between Auchi and Ehor including bridges, Edo State, Client: FMW
- Construction of KM25 Toru-Orua to Ekeremor Road Single carriage Way, Bayelsa State 38 km
- Construction of New Dutse Airport Runway, Apron, Access Road and associated works, Dutse, Jigawa State
- Construction of New Dutse Airport Runway, Apron, Access Road and associated works, Dutse, Jigawa State
- Construction of Boro Town Road Single carriage Way, Bayelsa State 3 km
- Dualization of Igbogene Road incl. 2x30m Bridges, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State 1 km
- Construction of Infrastructure for High Brow Residential Estate, Dutse, Jigawa State
Founded by Sijibomi Ogundele, Sujimoto is a real estate company that is focused on building luxury houses in the country.
The vision of the company is to provide exceptional luxury structures all over Nigeria with Lagos as a start up point.
Sujimoto is one of the youngest growing companies in the country according to Top International News Experts.
The company has been involved in building luxury building in exotic places in Ikoyi and along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Constructing any infrastructure requires technical expertise and you can easily get your hands burnt if you need to carry out a project and you use the wrong company.