Have you visited Saudi Arabia lately? There are plenty of amazing places to visit and things to do in the Kingdom, with more and more buildings, infrastructure, and attractions being built all year round… All thanks to the country’s booming construction industry!
What’s more, due to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan, the Kingdom is focusing on building infrastructure now more than ever. In this article, we will take a look at some of the top construction companies that contribute largely to the rapid development of Saudi Arabia.
- Best Construction Companies in Saudi Arabia
- 1. Al Ayuni Investment & Contracting Co.
- 2. AlKifah Contracting Company
- 3. Almabani General Contractors
- 4. Construction & Planning Co. Ltd.
- 5. Contracting & Construction Enterprises
- 6. El Seif Engineering Contracting
- 7. International Healthcare Construction Company
- 8. Mofarreh Al Harbi & Partners
- 9. Nesma & Partners
- 10. Saudi Binladen Group
- 11. Shahm Contracting Company
- 12. Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction
- Final Thoughts
Best Construction Companies in Saudi Arabia
New roads, bridges, commercial buildings, hotels, airports, cultural centres — the construction of structures like these are a common sight in Saudi Arabia. In this article, we will take a look at some of the companies behind these amazing buildings and structures:
1. Al Ayuni Investment & Contracting Co.
In the early 1960s, the late Hamad Abdullah Al Ayuni founded Al Ayuni Group as a subcontractor for road construction. In 1973, it was registered as a general contractor. By 1976, it became one of the preferred road construction companies for projects of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) as well as the Ministry of Transportation (MOT).
These days, Al Ayuni Investment & Contracting Co. is known as first class contractor in Saudi Arabia. With more than 60 years of experience under its belt, the company continues to serve both the public and private sectors — building and maintaining roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, water drainage, and other infrastructure.
Address: Alia Plaza, Ar Rabi, Riyadh 13322, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 240 5000
2. AlKifah Contracting Company
AlKifah Contracting Company is part of AlKifah Group of Companies, which was established around 45 years ago by Sheikh Hassan Al Afaleq. The contracting company itself has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, having completed numerous civil projects — along with commercial and industrial projects. These include hotels, residential buildings, schools, business parks, villas, and many more.
Aside from the construction industry, AlKifah Group of Companies is also active in fields like property development, construction solutions, retail, and community enrichment.
The company’s vast list of projects include: design and building of a coastal village; construction works for Riyadh Sedra 1B; KFUPM Business Park; construction of Khobar compound; apartment buildings in Jubail; EPC industrial building works; and housing for military armed force.
Address: 3625 King Fahd Road, Al Qashlah, 9168, Dhahran 34232, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 845 2900
3. Almabani General Contractors
In October 1972, Almabani General Contractors was established in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. For more than 50 years, the company has been engaged in the development and construction of roads, runnels, bridges, airports, and other infrastructure.
Some of the company’s project involvements include: Saudi Airlines operations building, upgrading of some of the domestic airports’ runways, ground water drainage in King Abdulaziz District, development of the western part of King Abdullah Road Project, and the Red Sea International Airport Project.
Address: Hael, Al-Ruwais, Jeddah 23213, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 12 614 7800
4. Construction & Planning Co. Ltd.
Established in 2004, Construction & Planning is one of the leading construction companies in the Kingdom today, having been part of the development of some of the country’s most iconic landmarks.
The company provides a wide range of services, namely: designing, planning, construction, fit-out, landscape, irrigation, maintenance, project management, and business office leasing. Its vast portfolio includes projects in the government, corporate, retail, healthcare, agricultural, and entertainment sectors.
Some of the projects that have been completed by this company are: Ballan Commercial Tower in Riyadh; Crown Prince Park in Riyadh; Deloitte in Riyadh; Al Arfaj HQ in Jeddah; and AMC Cinemas in multiple locations.
Address: Al Faisaliah Tower, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +96 611 273 1214
5. Contracting & Construction Enterprises
In 1992, Contracting & Construction Enterprises was established as a privately owned general contracting firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Three years later, it was pre-qualified by Saudi Aramco to carry out industrial projects. The company was classified as a “Class 1” general contractor and has grown steadily since then!
These days, Contracting & Construction Enterprises continues to cater to public and private clients not only in Saudi Arabia, but across the region. Its portfolio includes hotels, commercial centres, residential buildings, landmarks, industrial facilities, and civil works.
Among the company’s impressive projects are: expansion of Saudi Aramco Jubail Export Refinery; a refinery for Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company; expansion of King Abdulaziz International Airport; and development of NEOM Mega City.
Address: 7572 Wadi AR Rayhan, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 416 1122
6. El Seif Engineering Contracting
Founded in 1975, El Seif Engineering Contracting Company is a leading engineering and construction firm in the Kingdom. Its portfolio includes high-rise residences, commercial buildings, healthcare, industrial buildings, transportation, aviation, bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure.
Notably, among the company’s impressive projects are: Haramain High Speed Rail Rabigh Station, Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, and Princess Noura University.
Address: Near Dhahbhan, Dahaban 23848, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 454 2759
7. International Healthcare Construction Company
As the name says, International Healthcare Construction Company specializes in building healthcare projects. In addition, it also delivers education and mixed-use projects.
With more than 25 years in the business, the company has completed over a hundred projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These include clinics, hospitals, and medical research centres.
In Saudi Arabia, the company has completed: a 150-bed hospital for a national healthcare company in Dammam (and also in Hail); Beverley Medical Plaza in Jeddah; Fakeeh Diabetic Hospital in Jeddah; SGH Pediatric Centre in Jeddah; Medical Tower in Riyadh; Medical Plaza in Aseer; Batterjee Medical City in Makkah; and a family medical centre at King Abdullah Economic City.
Headquartered in Jeddah, International Healthcare Construction Company has offices and/or representatives in Egypt, Yemen, India, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Germany, United States, and the United Arab Emirates.
Address: Al Zahra, Jeddah 02231, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 92 000 6540
8. Mofarreh Al Harbi & Partners
Established in 1977, Mofarreh Al Harbi & Partners has been active in the construction industry for more than 46 years. With a team 10,000-strong workforce, the company has accomplished more than 200 major projects in Saudi Arabia.
Mofarreh Al Harbi & Partners offers an extensive range of construction services, including: civil, mechanical, electrical, telecom, landscaping, rental equipment, onshore, offshore, project planning, project management, mining, testing, commissioning, and other services.
Address: Dhahran Jubail Expy, Safwa 32474, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 850 0011
9. Nesma & Partners
Founded in 1981, Nesma & Partners is one of the leading contracting companies in Saudi Arabia. Today, it is a partnership of four shareholders: Nesma Contracting Limited, Alturki Holding, Public Investment Fund, and Rawabi Holding.
For more than 40 years, the company has delivered various building, infrastructure, and energy projects across the region. These include urban development projects, healthcare facilities, hospitality facilities, aviation facilities, and energy infrastructure.
Among the projects delivered by Nesma & Partners are: Jeddah Stormwater Drainage Project; Makkah Bus Project; National Guard Health Affairs Specialized Hospitals; South Jeddah Solar Power Project; Red Sea Landscape Nursery Project; Watani Project; and Riyadh Water Supply Enhancement Program.
Address: Building No. 6718, Prince Majed bin AbdulAziz Street, Al Khubar Ash Shamaliyah Dist., Unit No 4, Al Khobar 34427 – 3559, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 851 9000
10. Saudi Binladen Group
Founded in 1931, Saudi Binladin Group is a multinational construction conglomerate based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Since 2019, it has been called Binladen Group Holding Company. The company is known for building some of the most iconic landmarks in the country, such as the King Fahd International Airport in Riyadh and the Holy Mosque in Mecca.
Interestingly, the company has signed an agreement to bild the tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower. It is also involved in several major projects, such as NEOM Mega City and King Abdullah Economic City.
Address: Prince Saud Al Faisal, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 12 664 3033
11. Shahm Contracting Company
Another leading construction company in the Kingdom is Shahm Contracting Company. Its portfolio of completed projects include residential buildings, hotels, resorts, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, industrial projects, roads, and infrastructure projects. In addition, the company has carried out construction services for the oil and gas industry.
Address: 7417 Ibn Al Mukhrami, Jeddah 23437, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 12 616 6633
12. Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction
Founded in 2012, Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction is a real estate development company in Saudi Arabia. Notably, it is a subsidiary of the State Properties General Authority, which is the government body responsible for developing and managing the real estate assets of the country.
Initially, the company was tasked to develop Masar, a mixed-use development located near the Grand Mosque of Mecca. This development includes residential buildings, commercial buildings, and hospitality projects. Other noteworthy projects of the company in the Kingdom are: Jabal Omar Development and King Abdul Aziz Road project in Makkah; Jeddah Central Development; and the Red Sea Development Project.
Address: Prince Saud Faisal street, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah 16786, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 12 696 2400
Without a doubt, the construction industry in Saudi Arabia shall continue to grow in the years to come. Amazingly, this industry has been providing numerous jobs for millions of Saudi nationals as well as workers from other countries around the world.
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