Founding Date

Number of Employees

2013 Turnover (31.12.2014)
2.768 million TL

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

Group Companies
Tekfen Construction
Tekfen Manufacturing & Engineering
Tekfen Engineering

Azfen JV (Azerbaijan)
Cenub Tikinti Services (Azerbaijan)
GATE Contracting (Turkey)


"Competition is becoming increasingly heated. As Tekfen Construction, we aim to strengthen our position by taking on projects that are technically more challenging, therefore attract less competition and by entering new markets. While the Middle East and the Caspian Region retain their importance, we are closely monitoring developments in Africa, which offers new horizons."

Levent Kafkaslı

Tekfen Construction
General Manager

58 Years in Contracting Business

Tekfen Contracting Group is one of the two most prominent groups of Tekfen Holding, with its nearly 14 thousand employees and with its almost 340 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.

The Group's principle company, Tekfen Construction and Installation, specializes in petroleum, gas and petrochemical facilities, pipelines, land and marine terminals, off-shore platforms, tank farms, oil refineries, pumping stations, power plants, and highway, subway, bridge and tunnel construction, electrical and instrumentation projects, infrastructure projects, production facilities, commercial and technical building complexes and major sports complexes.

Tekfen Construction provides its clients with turn-key solutions encompassing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in most of these areas.

Alongside Tekfen Construction, Tekfen Contracting Group includes Tekfen Engineering, which provides engineering design, project management and consultancy services, and Tekfen Manufacturing, which specializes in the manufacture of process equipment and storage tanks.

The Tekfen Contracting Group which has various investments and partnerships in Germany and Azerbaijan, was ranked 85th for international business portfolio on the Engineering News Record (ENR) 2012 list of the world's largest international contracting companies.

Tekfen Contracting Group operated in eight countries on two continents in 2013. By the end of the year it had an active backlog of US$3 billion. The Group's portfolio is concentrated on three main regions - the Caspian, the Middle East, and North Africa - and it encompasses Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Morocco, besides Turkey.

Awards, Records, Certificates

Tekfen Construction is a reliable partner because of its emphasis on quality, on health, safety and the environment (HSE), its know-how, experience, project delivery punctuality, sense of social responsibility, its internationally accepted standards, its concern for the wellbeing of its personnel, third parties and the environment, and its contribution to development in the locations where it does business. The Company is implementing an effective HSE policy.

At its 15 projects in eight countries in 2013, a total of 53.466 million man-hours were logged and no fatal work accidents were recorded. Tekfen Construction strictly applies its HSE policies at all levels within the Company. In 2013, it devoted 562,163 man-hours to HSE training. In other words, 1.05% of total working time (Total Training Rate) was spent on training.

Tekfen Construction is constantly striving to reduce work accidents and the environmental risks inherent in its operations. A central part of this is its Total Quality Management System, which integrates the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management, the OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management and the ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System certifications. Company employees and management systems are audited by independent accreditation organizations on a continual basis and improvement programs are implemented.

Tekfen Construction was rewarded with numerous awards by its clients in 2013 for its excellence in safety.

Tekfen Construction's accident-free projects in 2013 include:

Galkynysh Gas Field Development Project (Turkmenistan) / 23 million man-hours
West Chirag Platform (Azerbaijan) / 20 million man-hours
DAP (Diammonium Phosphate) Fertilizer Plant (Morocco) / 10 million man-hours
Baku Olympic Stadium (Azerbaijan) / 6.4 million man-hours
Rumaila Project (Iraq) / 3.5 million man-hours
BTC Project (Turkey) / 2.6 million man-hours
North Road Project (Qatar) / 2 million man-hours
Propylene Oxide Processing Unit (Saudi Arabia) / 1.7 million man-hours