56 years in contracting business

Tekfen Contracting Group is one of the two most prominent groups of Tekfen Holding, with its more that 13 thousand employees, nearly 2 billion USD of active portfolio and with its almost 330 projects undertaken successfully to date. The Group is considered as one of the biggest institutions in Turkey, in terms of value of its completed projects, and owns one of the largest construction machinery and equipment inventories in the country.

Tekfen Contracting Group, whose origin goes back to 1956, is considered as one of the leading contractors of its region today, and is active in all aspects of contracting business including feasibility, engineering, construction, assembly, maintenance, project control, management and counseling.

A world brand

Tekfen Contracting Group, who had undertaken significant infrastructure projects that contributed to Turkey's industrialization, started its international projects in 1977, and earned itself a highly regarded international reputation in years with its extensive experience, machinery-equipment park and qualified team of employees. The Group has successfully completed 10 billion USD worth of projects abroad, and 97% of its current on-going projects are outside of Turkey as well.

Tekfen Contracting Group has undertaken significant infrastructural and industrial projects in countries like Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Germany, Russia and has become specialized in the construction of oil and gas complexes as well as pipelines. In 2005, the Group started working on similar projects in Morocco, Qatar, Bulgaria and Oman and is soon starting works on a water pipeline in Libya, Tekfen Construction Group has also extensive experience and on going activity in construction areas like onshore-offshore terminals, marine platforms, tank farms, pipelines, oil refineries, pump stations, power plants, motorway and metro systems, telecommunication systems, housing compounds, shopping malls, sporting complexes and stadiums.

A partner for solution

Tekfen Contracting Group is a highly regarded business partner by international enterprises, for its vast experience, engineering know-how, successfully on time delivered projects to date, business ethics, and its world standard performance, as well as its strong emphasis on HSE as a responsible entrepreneur.

Tekfen Contracting Group, today, comprises Tekfen Engineering, Tekfen Manufacturing and Hallesche Mitteldeutsche Bau (Germany) companies, Azfen (Azerbaijan) and Geotek (Georgia) joint ventures under the leadership of Tekfen Construction and Installation. The Group is targeting new projects on energy investments for near future, with its knowledge, experience and distinguished reputation earned through its previous successfully undertaken and completed oil and gas industry complexes. The Group's primary objective is to extend its current activities in the Caspian Basin, in the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans.

Quality oriented production

The quality approach of Tekfen Contracting Group is based on HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) System. In line with this system, Tekfen targets environmental protection, efficient and responsible use of natural sources, and in that respect, updates its HSE Management System to contribute to continuous development. Tekfen aims at gaining the trust of its clients, shareholders and the society in general, with its responsible HSE performance and contributing to sustainable development with its superior social awareness.

Tekfen provides training and seminars on its HSE principles to Tekfen employees of all levels, in order to establish this approach fully in its Group.

Awards, records, certificates

Two major Tekfen works, Sangachal Terminal Project and Ceyhan Terminal Projects on either ends of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project have been given the "2004 Environment Award" by International Pipeline and Off-shore Contractors' Association (IPLOCA).

Tekfen Contracting Group keeps an impressive track record of "time without work case incidents" in its projects. The Group's projects in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and in Ceyhan / Adana boast with a series of "Without Lost Time Incidents" records. The Azerbaijan and Ceyhan Terminals of the BTC Crude Oil Pipeline Project have a remarkable achievement of 44 million man-hours without a day away from work case (DAFWC), an outstanding and worldwide success of Tekfen.

As a holder of ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management, OHSAS 18001 Work Health and Work Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificates, Tekfen Construction keeps improving its esteem and reputation in national and international markets, with its highly qualified technical and administrative team.


Founding Date


Group Companies

Tekfen Construction & Installation Co., Inc.

Tekfen Manufacturing & Engineering Co., Inc.

Tekfen Engineering Co., Inc.

Hallesche Mitteldeutsche Bau A.G.


Azfen JV (Azerbaijan)

Cenup Tikinti Services (Azerbaijan)

GATE Contracting Industry and Trading Co., Inc. (Turkey)

Number of Employees

Total: 15.546

2012 Turnover

2.508 million TL

ENR Ranking

(Engineering News Record's ranking for international contracting companies)



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