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 nearly USD 1 Billion. The Company has grown steadily over the last 4 decades, owns a fleet of more than 7000 equipments, 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.
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.
The marine projects completed by the company include ports, harbours, 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. 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.
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.