EPC companies refers to those which serve as an organization to the three processes, “Engineering, Procurement and Construction” and plays a significant role in the infrastructure development of the country. The term engineering includes designing and implementation of applications for building structures. Construction, refers to building the structure, as determined in the first phase, engineering. Procurement is a step between these two, which involves getting the materials ready as per the design for construction.
The companies that perform these activities efficiently are called EPC companies. Top 10 best EPC companies have been listed.
10. Gammon India
It was established in the year1920, in Mumbai by John. C. Gammon. They have the credit of raising the tallest cooling tower at Bhusawal, The longest river bridge across river Ganga at Patna, longest railway tunnel in Asia for Konkan railways at Ratnagiri and the first 500 MW thermal powerstation at Trombay and many other landmark projects. Their foreign projects include Terminal building for Sharjah International Airport. They have about 40 current projects within India and around 16 projects overseas.
IVRCLhas aimed to build a better world by striving to meet the evergrowing and challenging needs in the field of Water supply, Transportation, Mining, Industrial Plant Projects, power generation and transmission and many such projects. They have achieved a turnover of around Rs.37000 million and a networth of Rs.16000 million, which it has achieved within a short span, since it was established in 1987.
8. Punj Lloyd Infrastructure Limited
Punj Lloyd which became a public limited company in 1992, as a mark of their adherence to standards holds the ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007 certifications. It is involved in the design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management aspects of the projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. They have also ventured into the aviation and defence sector either through joint ventures or through their subsidiaries. Their ability to handle various projects, along with the ability to mobilize funds and the workforce, have helped them get many repeat orders from satisfied customers and create records.
7. Lanco Infratech
Lanco is one of the fastest growing power developers in India, with its headquarters in Gurgaon. It has power projects of about 2,092 MW, already in operation. Ana additional 7,153 MW project is under construction and power projects for about 1,070 MW is yet to be developed. They take up projects in India and overseas.
6. TATA Projects
Tata Projects is known to execute large and complex projects with finesse and ease. They have 4 SBUs or strategic business units, each, to deal with different type of services such as Urban infrastructure, Industrial infrastructure, quality services and Utility services through which they provide turnkey solutions to set up power generation and transmission systems, commercial buildings, rail and metro systems, wastewater management solutions and many other such projects. Tata projects through its joint venture with Artson Engineering Limited,Mumbai has strengthened its business in the oil, gas and hydrocarbon sector and through its joint venture with TQA Consultants, Africa (Pty) Ltd in Africa and Mauritius to undertake onshore and offshore inspection services to critical thermal projects in South Africa.
5. Hindustan Construction Company
It is a company founded by Seth walchand Hirachand in 1926, which is a private-public company and has executed projects like Bandra- Mumbai sea link, Mumbai, Pune Expressway, Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Ennore breakwaters and many other infrastructure projects, in which it has been noted for its quality. It is also involved in developing Lavasa, a hill city in Sahyadri Mountains. It has about 4 subsidiaries and is involved in building expressways, highways, nuclear and hydel power plants.
4. NCC Infrastructure Holdings (NCC INFRA)
NCC INFRA is a subsidiary of NCC limited, which was established to deal with infrastructure projects, either independently or through Government concessions. Current projects include, 253 kms aggregating road projects, 380 MW of hydro-electric projects, construction of 2 airports and a seaport. About 30,000 MW power project is in the implementation phase and 2640 MW project is in the planning phase. Re- development of the International center and the AP Bhavan has been bagged through the concession route.
3. J P Associates
It is a part of the business conglomerate Jaypee group established five decades ago in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It has done many projects like the Tehri dam, Nathpajakiri powerhouse, Yamuna Expressway and is known to develop quality projects in the healthcare, infrastructure, Hospitality, construction and power sectors.
2. GMR Infrastructure
It was established in the year 1978 and is one of the leading EPC companies in India. The main projects that they have completed successfully includes Ambala- Chadigarh highway, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, Tuni–Anakapalli Highway and the Hyderabad- Vijayawada Highway. GMR is reputed to develop and execute projects in the Highways, Airport and energy infrastructure sectors.
1. L&T Construction
L&T stands ahead of others in India as well as globally for its quality work and global presence. L&T Construction is a part of the premier L&T group, which has its headquarters in Chennai. It was started in 1938 and through its quality work, has gained a global presence in about 20 countries. The major projects completed with excellenceinclude the IIT Hyderabad and Mumbai, Mumbai International Airport, TCS Chennai and others.
The EPC companies have been contributing in a large way to the development of infrastructure in various sectors and, thereby, they have contributed to the development of our country.