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2018 Construction Week Power 100: 11-20

by CW Staff on Jul 1, 2018

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11. Pierre Sironval, Six Construct

Six Construct, a subsidiary of the BESIX Group, is the largest Belgian construction company operating in the GCC. The multi-services company operates in the construction of commercial and residential buildings, sport and leisure facilities, and infrastructure and marine-related projects. It currently employs a workforce of 12,000 in the Middle East, and a total of 15,000 staff worldwide.

Under the direction of managing director, Pierre Sironval – a 23-year veteran of company – Six Construct enjoyed revenues of more than $895m (AED3.3bn) in 2017. This figure is projected to grow in 2018, to reach approximately $1.1bn (AED4bn).

Last year, Six Construct completed various projects, including Safi, located in Ajman, UAE, which is the first branded water station in the world supplying recycled water for industrial and commercial applications. This was in addition to a Jumeirah private island project for Dubai Municipality, for which BESIX constructed three marinas for private yachts and leisure crafts, and 317 piles for the water villas.

Ongoing projects for the firm include the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai, a SsangYong–BESIX joint venture that is due for completion by April 2019; and the design and construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) jetty and other facilities at Bahrain LNG Import Terminal, which has a completion deadline of September 2018.

“The biggest challenge is to keep our organisation in line with the growth of the company, and to maintain an organisation that can cope with the growth,” says Sironval.