Rwanda construction sector has shown great improvement in the recent past with the gains of last year likely to be replicated. According to reports from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), although the demand and supply sides are yet to be reconciled, the increasing capital spending by the private sector and government has thrust the sector into a position of driving economic development.
The construction industry contributes more than 7% to the national GDP with Private and public works are growing at 9.4 % since 2014. The impressive growth has led to kicking off major projects such as groundbreaking at the Bugesera airport project.
The following are top construction companies in Rwanda
FAIR CONSTRUCTION is one of the leading construction company established in 1995 as a civil construction company and since then it has embarked in being a pioneer in the indigenous large scale construction industry in Rwanda.
Headed by its original founder and Chairman, Mr Joseph Mugisha, the construction company has been able to rank up class by being recognized with international partners for their project delivery prowess. On-site operations are overseen by teams of experienced project Manager, Engineers, Foremen and Quantity Surveyors who oversee anything up to 2,200 artisans and laborers and various categories of sub-contractors.
The company has over the years been able to engage in multiple, often daring and broad range of projects in power, water and industrial infrastructure.Through their equipment, they have been able to complete associated roads and earthworks contracts for mostly public sector clients all over the country.
FAIR CONSTRUCTION company’s expertise are in the following areas; Power stations and associated structures, hydro power projects, bulk water storage, supply and distribution, roads, bridges and water supply projects.
Some of the remarkable projects FAIR has been involved in include; Construction of Rwanda Revenue and Auditor General’s Head Offices, BCDI Building (now part of ECOBANK Group), Kigali Institute of Science & Technology Phases 1, 2 & 3, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINICOFIN) Headquarters among others. The company also launched its building and civil works operations in Uganda.
SMEC construction company is a recognized leading global structural, civil and construction engineering firm established as permanent office and has been operating in Rwanda since 1949.
SMEC and SurbanaJurong Group’s partnership provides a talent pool of 14,500 people working across a network of more than 130 offices in 40+ countries throughout Asia, Australasia, Africa, the UK, Middle East and the Americas.
SMEC’s strength in major infrastructure projects, coupled with SurbanaJurong’s expertise in urban planning, industrial development and management advisory enable us to provide critical value chain services to clients around the world.
The company has gained its popularity in the construction industry through their recent completion of a detailed technical study of existing weighbridge stations and has commenced sustainable land management as part of the Land husbandry, Water harvesting and Hillside irrigation Project, with the aim of improving the agricultural system in Rwanda.
SMEC’s project experience in Rwanda includes: design and engineering on the Nyabarongo Power Station, currently the largest hydropower installation project ever undertaken in Rwanda; an environmental assessment for a 400 kV power transmission line from Iringa to Mbeya, connecting Tanzania and Rwanda; and the preparation of sanitation master plans for the Huye, Muhanga and Rwamagana on behalf of the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority.
The company has also prided itself with remarkable awards which saw a placement increase in ENR’s annual design lists, ranking at 35 in the Top 225 International Design Firms list and at 25 in the Top 150 Global Design Firms list.
Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the life cycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.
EPC Africa is a group of companies based in Rwanda with activities in several African countries, that specializes in Procurement, Construction, Independent power producers in renewable energy, and engineering consulting.
Striving with a vision of building sustainable industries in Africa, the company execute services and projects from the most basic to the highly complex for governments, and international clients in diverse industries in Africa.
EPC Africa offers various engineering and project management services from conceptual, inception, preliminary, detail design, implementation and completion stages.Through its subsidiaries companies offers the following services:
- Civil Engineering Projects Implementation
- Structural Engineering
- Project Management
- Power transmission and Distribution Infrastructure Construction
- Power transmission and Distribution Projects Management
- Labour Based Construction
- Procurement and Trading of Engineering Materials and Equipments
- Transportation Planning and Operations Management
- Building Infrastructure Construction
- Power Generation Infrastructures Management
- Construction and Operation of Power Generation Plants
- Engineering Consultancy Services
- Business and Management Consultancy Services
The company’s commitment to delivering quality has seen them walking with their clients at every project phase, from strategy formulation through design, project management and implementation right through to support and upgrades. Customer satisfaction drives every aspect of their commercial contractor
Roko Construction Limited
Commonly referred to as ROKO,it is a civil engineering and construction company in Uganda founded in 1969 and is today, one of Uganda’s, Tanzania’s and Rwanda’s- the countries they have heavily invested leading Construction and Civil Engineering Groups. The late Max Rohrer and Rainer Kohler, with 50 years combined experience in Africa, made a commitment to assist in Uganda’s prosperity and development when they founded ROKO.
Together with technical and commercial directors and over 40 qualified civil and site engineers, Rohrer and Kohler have led ROKO to the forefront of the construction industry to emerge as the principal contractor in Uganda, and by 2001, the company extended its operations to Tanzania, Rwanda, Eastern Congo and South Sudan.
ROKO’s main headquarters and extensive operational base, is situated in Kawempe, Kampala District. The company sources and directs its projects throughout Uganda. Materials used, are produced locally and from the Preferential Trade Area wherever possible, and imports are facilitated by ROKO’s association with the SAI Trading Company in Europe.
Roko Construction Limited has taken part in a number of projects including winning a tender to design, develop an extension and refurbishment at Bank of Kigali, Rwanda and alterations to entrance and reception area at Embassy Office, Kigali.
Strong Constructions Limited was founded by Mr Evariste Manirarora, a Civil Engineer and Project Manager and incorporated in Rwanda in 2007 with the objective of carrying out Building & Roads constructions, water supply and Hillside Irrigation works.
The company has a committed workforce and expertise that have managed to attain a record of quality and professional service to their clients and maintained a working relationships with other firms and individual consultants in fields relevant to each project undertaken, building a strong network consisting of project managers, surveyors, technicians, engineers and more.
Strong Constructions’ planning experts create solutions that enable flexible use of space by using cost-effective construction methods. Their projects range from urban privately financed housing estates to the publicly subsidized rental housing or dormitories.
Horizon Construction is one of the largest local construction companies with an established track record of of successful completion of quality civil engineering projects across Rwanda.
The company was created with an aim of incubating resources for Rwanda through creation of businesses that deliver on value and social impact.Today the company owns three subsidiaries companies that include: Horizon Construction which focuses on infrastructure development; Horizon SOPYRWA which focuses on production, processing and export of pyrethrum and Horizon Logistics, which specializes in peace keeping logistics, leasing of equipment, clearing and freight forwarding.
Through innovation, dedication and research the company has been a leading adopter of newer technologies including the first Road Recycler in Rwanda and Construction of Green Parks. This has in turn resulted in local and international partnerships that have strengthened our business leverage in terms of market expansion, experience, skills and technology transfer.