2020 CW Power 100: ASGC's Emad Azmy comes in at five
ASGC has worked on some of the Middle East's biggest projects over the past 12 months
Placed into fifth place for the Power 100 list is ASGC’s president Emad Azmy, who has been responsible for implementing a huge amount of projects across the GCC and Africa.
Azmy has been at the helm of the construction company for the past 32 years and is among the most reputable figures in the industry.
Among its successes for the business over the past 12 months include its diversification of the construction sector where they now operate and focus on oil & gas, power projects and infrastructure.
In the UAE, the contractor has won a number of large-scale new projects such as the Marsa Al Arab and the palace hotels in Dubai, as well as being responsible for the works on the Dubai Mall Boulevard expansion.
The firm has also expanded its operations into Egypt with a large scheme for infrastructure and utilities projects directed by the government of the North African country.
ASGC also has seven subsidiaries under its umbrella, who have all significantly contributed towards complex projects for Expo 2020 Dubai.
These include structures such as Sustainability, Opportunity, Pakistan, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan Pavilions.
The firm’s initiatives has also been a big contributor towards its success over the past 12 months.
One of its initiatives includes, the labour academy, which has boosted the level of workers performance and quality of works performed by providing the opportunity for promotion and upgrades.
ASGC said that the total number of people trained were 6,000, while the total number of training hours were 250,000.
In terms of promotions, 700 members of their workforce were promoted, while the total number of workers, who after training, increased grade was 600.
ASGC also scooped several awards in 2019, including picking up the Commercial Project of the Year honour at the Construction Week Awards for its involvement in building the 17,000 capacity Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
Stand-out achievements from the business on the structure included the mega lifting of 2 pieces of 822 tonne steel trusses in one go.
This was an activity that had never done been completed before in the region.
Despite the economic challenges of COVID-19, ASGC confirmed that they expect to hit around $1bn across the group for its revenues.
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