Turkey’s TAV tops world’s list of global airport contractors
ISTANBULTAV Construction, which has gained plaudits for its projects in the Middle East and Gulf Region, was named the world’s largest company in airport construction for 2016, the company said in a statement on Dec. 16.
The top company for three years in a row, the total contract value of the projects TAV Construction has undertaken so far has exceeded $18.5 billion, according to the statement.
Engineering News Record (ENR) announced the world’s largest construction companies based on the projects they undertook in 2016. TAV, the only Turkish company listed in the transportation category among the top 30 companies, was top in the airport category again in 2016, just as it was in 2014 and 2015, said the company
“We are glad and proud to have maintained our top ranking on the ENR list for three years [in a row] and successfully represent the achievements of our country in the engineering and contracting fields. Starting its journey with Istanbul Atatürk Airport, TAV Construction has been focused on the design and construction of airports. The goal was to specialize in these business fields and become one of the world’s highly preferred brands. Including the New Terminal Building Project of the Bahrain Airport, for which TAV Construction was awarded in 2016, the company is building a total of 16 airports in the Middle East and North Africa region – seven of them are the gateways to the capital cities of their respective countries. The expertise and know-how of more than 30,000 employees lie behind this success. We will continue to be a true representative of our country as a global brand preferred throughout the world,” said TAV Group President and CEO Sani Şener.
TAV Construction built the Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, İzmir Adnan Menderes and Gazipaşa-Alanya airports in Turkey.
Among TAV Construction’s overseas projects are Doha Airport in Qatar, the Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Enfidha-Hammamet Airport in Tunisia, the Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia, the Cairo Airport Terminal 3 project in Egypt, as well as Madinah Airport and the Riyadh Airport Terminal 5 Project in Saudi Arabia.