Top 5 MEP Contractors 2018
A few hand-picked MEP contractors from the 2018 MEP Middle East Top 25 Contractors
1. Universal Voltas
Jayant Balan, executive vice president & chief operating officer – International Operations Business Group (Voltas Limited)
Last year, Voltas raked up revenues of up to $1bn. This meant the India-headquartered Tata-backed company was busy completing a few projects between April 2017 and May 2018. Some of these projects were Emirates Pearl Hotel (MEP works), Ferrari World Extension (MEP and ride vendor support), both in Abu Dhabi, DWTC Phase 2 in Dubai, Kempinski Hotel in Muscat, Oman, and several others across the GCC.The company claims to have more than a billion dirhams worth of contracts in their order book.
2. Al-Futtaim Engineering
Murali S, managing director
Through seven business divisions, Al-Futtaim Engineering offers a wide variety of products and services for the construction industry from air conditioning, building products, control and life safety, elevators and escalators, FM, MEP, scaffolding and access solution. Some of the projects completed by Al-Futtaim Engineering are Serenia in Dubai (MEP works for a branded residential complex of 250 apartments), Holiday Inn in Dubai (MEP works for the 545 room hotel development), MEP works for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in Abu Dhabi, among others.
3. BK Gulf
Basheer Massad, managing director
In summer 2018, the company appointed Basheer Massad as the new general manager, who has over 24 years of experience in the UAE working on major construction projects. The company completed several projects such Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue expansion, Container terminal 4 and Address Downtown Retrofit.
4. Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Company
Medha Sukthankar, general manager
Medha Sukthankar, general manager, Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Company, notices an increase in residential and hospitality projects in the coming years. This is quite evident with the projects the firm has completed in the last couple of years such as the 118 Downtown at Burj Khalifa District for Signature Estates, 2B+G+23+R Hotel Apartment Building in Al Nahda 1 for Al Hathboor Group (scope: HVAC), Proposed G+8 Floors Residential Building at Nad Hessa, DSO.
5. Albonian International Electromechanical Works
Jamal Nachabe, chief executive officer
A few of the projects completed by Abonian International Electromechanical Works are Form Hotel, 3 Stars Hotel, Proposed Labour Accommodation, Seddiqi & Sons Head Quarter, and Gallaria Mall 2 among others. The company caters to markets in Lebanon, UAE, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. The firm has experience in high-rise buildings, multi-use complexes, specialised complexes like hotels, hospitals and shopping malls and specialised MEP projects like pumping stations, street lighting, and others.
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