|Traded as||EGX: ORAS|
|Jerome Guiraud, chairman, Osama Bishai, CEO|
|Revenue||US$ 4.03 Billion (2016)|
|US$ 678 Million w/ cement operations (2011)|
Orascom Construction Limited (OC) is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor based in Cairo, Egypt. The company was Egypt's first multinational corporation and stands at the core Orascom Group companies. OC is active in more than 25 countries.
OC was established in Egypt in 1950 and owned by Onsi Sawiris. It owned and operated cement plants in Egypt, Algeria, Turkey, Pakistan, northern Iraq, North Korea and Spain, which had a combined annual production capacity of 21 million tonnes.
In July 2011, Orascom Construction won a $450 million bid in Saudi Arabia.
In September 2012, Orascom Construction expanded in the US by building a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Iowa and buying out The Weitz Company. In 2013, Cascade Investment invested $1 billion in Orascom Construction. Following this investment, a Netherlands-based company, OCI NV, was created, and became the parent company of Orascom Construction.
In July 2018, Orascom Construction partnered with Engie to build the largest windfarm in Egypt. In May 2019, the consortium Bombardier Inc., Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors won the contract to build two monorail lines in Cairo.
In 2013, Orascom Group agreed to pay up to $1 billion in tax fines to the Egyptian tax collector following irregularities in the 2007 sale to Lafarge.