The construction sector in Botswana has largely been driven by the Government’s investment in infrastructure and the mining sector. This has resulted to major construction jobs in Botswana thus boosting GDP. This article looks at the top 5 construction companies in Botswana:
Murray & Roberts(Botswana)
Murray & Roberts now operating as Concor is one of the largest construction companies in Botswana.
Murray & Roberts offers building and industrial civils construction services to the Mining & Minerals and Power Generation sectors, as well as to Government and selected private sector clients.
In line with Group’s philosophy, decisions to participate in projects are based on risk appetite and the potential to form long standing value-adding relationships and alliances.
In addition to these construction capabilities, Murray & Roberts has access to a range of building materials through affiliated local Group brands that are well established in Botswana. These include: Kwena Rocla for pre-cast concrete infrastructural and building products; and RSC, leading supplier of reinforcing steel products and solutions into the construction industry.
Unik Construction Engineering (Pty) Ltd
Another leading construction construction company in Botswana is Unik Construction Engineering (Pty) Ltd. The compaby was incorporated in 1996 in Botswana,Southern Africa.With 20 years steadfast and development,the company has grown from a small building contractor into a competitive large corporate firm that can undertake big scale projects ranging from building construction to infrastructure development such as water supply and sewer reticulation, roads and bridges. The annual turnover of the company has also increased from One Hundred Thousand US dollars in initial period to One Hundred Million US dollars now.
While maintaining steady growth locally, the company has expanded its business into Lesotho, Zambia, Namibia and some other Southern Africa countries.
SMEC has operated in Botswana since 1986, and established a permanent office in Gaborone in 2006.
Since then, SMEC’s projects have included: major highway and bridge upgrades; the provision of project management, design review and construction supervision on the Lotsane Dam project; a solid waste management contract at Jwaneng Diamond mine, the world’s richest diamond mine; and the preparation of a National Water Master Plan and Energy Efficiency Audit for the Water Utilities Corporation treatment plants, pumping stations and offices.
More recently, SMEC has been engaged by Botswana Power Corporation to provide electrical engineering consultancy services for the Orapa 220/33kV substation, as part of the Orapa Substation Capacity Increase Project.
EH Construction (Pty) Ltd
EH Construction (Pty) Ltd trading as Excavator Hire (Formerly D & S Machinery and Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd) is a 100% citizen owned company which was established in 1987 as a plant hire firm servicing the construction industry in Botswana.
Within a few years the company developed the capacity to undertake jobs such as bush clearing, fencing and road construction. This included activities such as grading, gravelling, layer works and surfacing as well as minor and major concrete works, storm water, sewage works and various types of town and city services. EH Construction is also one of the leading construction company in Botswana.
Today, with an experienced senior management team and a workforce of over 500, the steady growth and development of EH Construction (Pty) Ltd has enabled the company to undertake major projects in the road, water and sewer reticulation, bridge construction, landfills, major building construction, bulk earthworks, shopping mall civil works and infrastructure fields.
KalCon has over 25 years’ experience in construction project management, as well as building residential, schools, retail and office spaces.The construction company in Botswana specialise in building alterations, tenant fit-outs, shopfitting, as well as security, repairs and maintenance.