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Top 25 MEP Contractors 2016: 21-25

by Yamurai Zendera on Jun 1, 2016

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21. Anel

Ridvan Çelikel, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Number of years in role: 30
Number of years working in Middle East: 11
Labourers: 1,951

Turkish-based MEP contractor Anel recorded revenue of $205.7m for 2015. And at the end of last year, its backlog stood at $515m. Leading the company for the past 30 years has been founder and chairman of the board, Ridvan Çelikel.

The construction stalwart believes that MEP activities related to the building of football stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar offer the biggest opportunity over the next 12 months for Anel to pick up fresh orders. He adds that he is concerned about the “endemic political turmoil” in the Middle East which has forced Anel to “limit our economic activities to the safe zones in the Arabian Gulf, namely the UAE and Qatar”.

In fact, two of Anel’s major ongoing projects are in Qatar. The first is mechanical works on the Al Rayyan Road upgrade under the main contractor joint venture of Dogus-Onur, which is due to complete in 2017. The second is the mechanical and electrical works for the Doha Metro Red Line South underground under the guidance of the QDVC-GS-Al Darwish consortium. The project is due to complete in 2018.