21. Commodore MEP, Nasser Ezz Edin, MEP general manager
Commodore MEP was established in 2003 as the MEP division of a construction firm called Commodore Contracting, which initiated its operations in 1976.
Last year Abu Dhabi-based Commodore MEP said that it planned to form a standalone sister company called Commodore Middle East.
Commodore Middle East will offer contracting services, but unlike Commodore MEP, will have a separate trading license to Commodore Contracting.
Commodore MEP’s general manager, Nasser Ezz Edin, says that forming the company has been a priority of senior management for a while and the move will eventually lead to the absorption of Commodore MEP into Commodore Middle East.
Number of years in his role: 15
Number of years in company: 15
Number of years working in the Middle East: 27
22. Al Turki Enterprises, Farrokh Jimmy Masani, Director, operations & procurement
Al Turki Enterprises was established in 1985 and has completed over 350 MEP projects covering a spectrum of technically challenging and conventional projects.
The MEP projects have been executed for various sectors such as petroleum, industrial, commercial, institutional and residential.
The company has fully integrated departments for MEP projects that include engineering, procurement, contracts, installation and testing commissioning.
Talking about Al Turki’s business performance, Farrokh Jimmy Masani, director of operations & procurement, says: “Our turnover has doubled this year and our biggest challenge is the delivery of projects on time.”
Number of years in company: 9 Months
Number of years working in the Middle East: 9 Months
23. Emitech, Rahul Duragkar, Managing director
In an April 2017 interview with MEP Middle East, Rahul Duragkar, managing director of Emitech, said: “A lot of big players have suddenly disappeared from the market either because of their internal issues or because they were handling big jobs and there are not many big projects in the market. For instance, there are no longer very huge projects of the size of Burj Khalifa, which is in the range of AED1bn plus. There are good projects in the range of AED100m to AED300m, and this leaves a lot of opportunities for companies like us to grow and make an impact in the market. Also, these top five or six companies are being restructured or re-organized, and there is always a demand for good companies like us.”
With that said, Emitech did manage to secure a revenue of $17m in the year 2016. This year, the company expects a projected revenue of $40m, which is more than double.
One of Emitech’s current projects is the Dreamz Project for Danube. Talking about the project, Duragkar says: “It has got 171 townhouses and our scope is to complete the entire electromechanical activities and we are working under the main contractor United Engineering Construction (UNEC).
“This whole project is divided into three zones. Zone-1 and zone-2 are now ready for handover, and zone-3 is in the final stages, where we are doing the MEP works.”
Number of years in his role: 6
Number of years in company: 6
Number of years working in the Middle East: 13
24. Albonian International Electromechanical Works
Albonian International Electromechanical Works is a company with more than 25 years of dedicated operations in MEP works installations and maintenance in Lebanon, UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria for high-rise buildings, multi-use complexes, specialised properties like hotels, hospitals and shopping malls and other MEP projects like pumping stations, street lighting, public telephone networking and MEP infrastructure.
Albonian International started its operations in 1987 as a relatively small electromechanical contracting firm from Tripoli, Lebanon. In a span of 22 years, Albonian International has grown into an international group employing over 2,500 personnel with its headquarters located in Dubai.
25. National MEP
Abu Dhabi-based National MEP falls under the purview of Advanced National Contracting which specialises in general contracting, civil works, electrical works, building management and safety systems. With a team of architects, engineers, planners and builders, the company works from modest-sized residential buildings to large infrastructure projects.
The sectors that it caters to are healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, commercial and retail, residential, hospitality, property development and property management. Some of the completed projects by National MEP last year included the Nimr Automative Facility and NMC Royality Hospital, both of which were in Abu Dhabi.