10 Largest Construction Companies in the World

While most people can think of a few amazing works of architecture that stand apart from the rest, many don’t really stop to think about the companies that helped to build them. Interestingly, structures such as our roads and power plants are often handled by the same construction companies that raise municipal buildings and similar public landmarks.

So, just how massive can the largest construction companies in the world get? Today we’ll be looking at 10 of the most impressive construction companies on the planet, and learning a little bit about what sets each one apart from its peers.

  1. TechnipFMC

Revenue: $13 billion
Location: United Kingdom
Year Founded: 2017
Prestigious Project: FPSO Dalia

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This UK-based company provides construction and life cycle services specifically to members of the energy industries. TechnipFMC operates in three segments: Subsea, Onshore – Offshore, and Surface Technologies. This company employs over 37,000 people and maintains a strong focus on innovation and efficiency.

Did You Know?

TechnipFMC was originally formed by the merger of FMC Technologies Inc. and French oil-services Technip SA. The French government still owns a 4% stake in the the company.

  1. Strabag

Revenue: $15 billion
Location: Vienna, Austria
Year Founded: 1835
Prestigious Project: Alte Weser Lighthouse

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With over 73,000 employees in its workforce stationed at 700 different locations, this Austrian construction company also provides an extensive trainee program. The program can be up to fifteen months long, and includes months of foreign study. Strabag is also involved in the construction of new fire stations in Belgium.

Did You Know?

The Alte Weser Lighthouse was built by the Strabag company to replace the much older Roter Sand lighthouse, which still stands without its light as a day beacon.

  1. Skanska AB

Revenue: $18.15 billion
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Year Founded: 1887
Prestigious Project: MetLife Stadium

Skanska AB
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This Swedish company provides construction services that include both Commercial Property Development and Residential Development to customers in the Nordic Region, Europe and the United States. Skanska USA, headquartered in New York, employs over 9,000 people and includes diverse sectors such as waste management, healthcare, sports, and education.

Did You Know?

Skanska places high importance upon progressive, sustainable designs and is involved in building public amenities in Harbor Way so that people can learn about Boston’s Watermark Seaport.

  1. Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft

Revenue: $25.2 billion
Location: Essen, Germany
Year Founded: 1874
Prestigious Project: Bosphorus Bridge

Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft
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This leading German company offers a variety of construction-related services through various divisions, including airport management and infrastructure financing and operation. Hochtief AG operates in over 60 countries and is a subsidiary of the Spanish company Actividades de Construccion y Servicios S.A.

Did You Know?

Hochtief AG views sustainability not only as an ethical obligation but as a smart business move as well, believing that harmonizing various construction-related industries in an eco-friendly manner is the way of the future.

  1. China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd.

Revenue: $28.49 billion
Location: Beijing, China
Year Founded: 1957
Prestigious Project: Shanghai World Financial Center

China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd.
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This massive, ambitious company is set to work on the largest building in Africa, and is also working with Egyptian authorities on a plan to build a new capital that will help cut down on overcrowding in Cairo. China State Construction Engineering Corporation focuses largely on municipal building and design, as well as infrastructure and real estate development.

Did You Know?

This now-versatile company originally started out with a narrower focus on industry and infrastructure in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

  1. Bouygues

Revenue: $36.7 billion
Location: Paris, France
Year Founded: 1952
Prestigious Project: Musée d’Orsay

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Subsidiaries of the multinational Bouygues Group include Bouygues Immobilier and Bouygues Telecom, and their construction services are handled by the Colas Group and Bouygues Construction. This company takes an innovative approach to construction by taking advantage of 3D printing technology to cut down on production time and costs.

Did You Know?

The Bouygues Telecom subsidiary, along with two other companies that handled telecommunications (SFR and Orange SA), was fined millions in 2005 as a result of having been discovered sharing confidential information.

  1. ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A.

Revenue: $37.9 billion
Location: Madrid, Spain
Year Founded: 1997
Prestigious Project: Torre Glòries

ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A.
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This Spanish company handles civil and engineering construction, as well as providing additional services such as telecommunications and infrastructure management. ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A. has a strong global presence and operates in two other segments, Industrial Services and Environment, alongside its Construction operations.

Did You Know?

This widespread company was formed when a group of engineers agreed upon a merger to revitalize two struggling companies: OCP Construcciones, S.A. and Ginés Navarro Construcciones, S.A..

  1. Power Construction Corp. of China

Revenue: $45.6 billion
Location: Beijing, China
Year Founded: 2011
Prestigious Project: Adama Wind Farm

Power Construction Corp. of China
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Also known as “PowerChina,” this construction company maintains a strong focus on the contracting, survey, and design of hydraulic and water conservation projects. The Power Construction Corporation of China is responsible for over 80% of the surveying, planning, and design of China’s major hydropower projects. This widespread company has built more than 200 large and medium-sized hydropower stations in various countries.

Did You Know?

PowerChina was behind the construction of the Adama Wind Farm, which became the largest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa and provided people with a promising future of renewable energy.

  1. Vinci SA

Revenue: $48.6 billion
Location: Rueil Malmaison, France
Year Founded: 1899
Prestigious Project: Louvre Entrance

Vinci SA
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Originally founded as Société Générale d’Enterprises, this construction and concessions company has grown dramatically over the years by acquiring numerous other companies. Vinci SA upholds a mission statement of using their services to address global issues such as climate change, energy efficiency, and waste reduction.

Did You Know?

This company is named in honor of Leonardo da Vinci and his genius in order to convey a focus on creativity and innovative solutions.

  1. China Communications Construction Group, Ltd.

Revenue: $70 billion
Location: Beijing, China
Year Founded: 2005
Prestigious Project: Yangtze River Highway

China Communications Construction Group
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The China Communications Construction Group, Ltd. is the largest construction company in the world by revenue. This publicly-traded company focuses overwhelmingly on infrastructure and related assets. Alongside the design, development, and construction of infrastructure, China Communications Construction also handles Dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing.

Did You Know?

On top of directly handling construction projects close to home, the China Communications Construction Group is also an investor in other infrastructure projects all around the world.

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