Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG is one of the largest, multi-disciplined engineering, contracting, and construction companies in the Sultanate of Oman. Established in the year 1972, Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG has today grown into one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East with a turnover of over US$1 billion.
Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG (Galfar) is Oman’s largest construction company with EPC capability in Oil & Gas, Roads & Bridges, and Civil & Utilities sectors operating in Oman, other GCC countries as well as India. Over the last 40 years, Galfar has established itself as the “Preferred Partner in Development” in Oman with a turnover of nearly USD 1 Billion. The Company has grown steadily over the last 4 decades, owns a fleet of more than 7000 types of equipment, employs a workforce of over 23,000, and also prides itself as the largest employer of Omani nationals in the Private Sector.
The Company’s endeavor towards excellence in construction quality, safety, performance, employee satisfaction, and social responsibility has enabled it to be the most trusted and sought after Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and Project Management company in the region. It has consistently delivered projects, providing value-added engineering, construction, and service skills to customers for whom the quality of execution, efficiency, and reliability are critical.
Since its inception in 1972, Galfar, with its strong leadership has executed a focused strategic vision and is now a Public Limited Company listed in the Muscat Securities Market. The company has also been successful in creating an excellent track record in ensuring shareholder confidence. For the short term, growth is already built into our order book based on the plans of our major clients and partners. It has also identified areas for growth based on regional trends and evolving market conditions.
Galfar always has the highest concern for safety and this is evidenced by securing some of the best records for Safety in its operations, having won several awards from government organizations, clients, and the Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
Galfar, with its Oil & Gas, EPC, Civil & Utilities and Roads & Bridges Business Units, has the experience and expertise to undertake construction projects of scale and technical complexity. Its portfolio of completed and ongoing projects is impressive as it is diverse.
In the Oil & Gas sector, the company has undertaken several large scale projects for Petroleum Development Oman, which value in the range of US $200 million to US $370 million. Some projects of note are the 5-year Off-Plot Delivery Contract (ODC), Qarn Alam Steam Off Plot EPC Facilities, Kauther Gas Plant & Associated Facilities, the LNG Upstream Central Processing Unit and the Harweel Cluster EPC Phases – 2A & 2B Facilities, which required the erection of 8500 tons of equipment & 8000 tons of structural steel, pouring of 38000 cubic meters of concrete, 210,000-inch dia. of welding and installation of 300,000 km.. of electrical and instrumentation cables. In addition, the Company is executing several lump-sum EPC and non-EPC contracts and is PDO’s biggest contractor in terms of the value of jobs and resources deployed.
In the Civil and Utilities sectors, the projects include major hospitals, palaces, stadias, power, and water distribution and sewerage collection & conveyance projects. The marine projects completed by the company include ports, harbors, jetties, seawalls and breakwaters. The Khasab harbour project for example, consisted of 1.5 km. of breakwaters, 500m quay walls, dredging of 350,000 cubic meters and reclamation of 750,000 cubic meters. Some of these projects value about US $ 200 million. Some major projects include the Duqum Dry Dock Facilities, Al-Ansab Sewage Treatment Plant, Central Prison at Sumail, A’ Seeb Coastal Strip Vacuum Sewer Network & Ancillary Works project at Seeb and the Corporate Headquarters building of the Saud Bahwan Group and the Corporate Headquarters of Bank Muscat, among others.
In the Roads and Bridges sector, Galfar is known for some of the best executed projects in the region. Recently completed projects of significance are the Dualization of Wadi Adai Al Amerat Road, Rushtaq-Miskin Road, Rehabilitation of Batinah Highway and the US $340 million value Muscat Expressway which was commissioned for the 40th Annual Celebrations commemorating the rule of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The 53 km. Long Muscat Expressway project included 112 km. of cross roads, earth retaining walls of 56 m. height, tallest ever Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls of 60 m, very large arch culverts (Tech-spans), 15 million cubic meters of earth work, 1.25 million tons of asphalt and 120,000 cubic meters of concrete.
Few of the recently awarded projects include the Development of Salalah International Airport, Ras Al Hadd Airport, the Design, Build, Operation & Maintenance of the New Darsait Sewage Treatment Plant.
Galfar has had successful partnerships with international design and construction firms like Petrofac, Snamprogetti, Bechtel, Daewoo among others for the execution of some of these prestigious projects.
Galfar is committed to social responsibilities and is providing suitable training, employment and growth opportunities to Omanis at all levels. The promoters of the company are major shareholders in medical colleges, engineering colleges and training institutes to train Omani nationals. Galfar strives to be a leader in the Omanization programme and hence maintains high levels of Omanization. Galfar’s efforts in fulfilling the Country’s Omanization targets have been lauded by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman.
In addition to the Sultanate of Oman, Galfar also has operations in Kuwait, India, Libya and has associates in Qatar and Abu Dhabi.