The Company was founded in 2002 with over 95% owned by the renowned Civil Engineering Company, Italy which has been in existence since 1957. Within this short time span, the Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nigeria Ltd has over 26 project sites with an estimated value of $1billion within Nigeria. The growth of the Company is achieved through increased volume of business, qualified staff, enlargement of the fleet of vehicles and equipment and the acquisition of vanguard technologies. The Company throughout its history has been concerned with the honouring of its commitments and its fulfilment of the engagements accepted, as well as attainment of its professional objectives.
The Company was founded by Cav. Carmelo Gitto in 1957. Over the years they achieved a high degree of competence in various branches of civil engineering such as underground works, construction of viaducts, bridges and ground consolidation. The growth of the Company through the increased volume of business, qualified staff, enlargement of the fleet of vehicles and equipment and the acquisition of vanguard technologies, has been acknowledged both in Italy and in countries in the Middle East and Africa. The Company throughout its history has been concerned with the honouring of its commitments and its fulfilment of the engagements accepted, as well as attainment of its professional objectives. Civil Engineering Company now has projects now spread over three continents.
C.E.C., with the intention of developing and extending its own operating area, has relocated some offices allowing it to be actively present in areas in Africa and the Middle East. These regions have been identified as areas in which the field of civil and road constructions show continuously strong development for the future. Acquisitions of the Companies of the same field of activity have contributed in consolidating the Group’s wealth of experience which is an invaluable asset composed of various factors, both human and technological that are in continuous evolution.
To date they have a project portfolio of over US$ 1 Billion in both infrastructure and building works in Nigeria as well as the execution of the European Union funded Freetown-Conakry Highway project in Sierra Leone.
Numerous works in progress or completed works both in Italy and abroad, confirm the speed of execution of the Group within the international arena in the field of civil engineering. A viable example of this is the Wadi Haddada Tunnel in Amman, built in record time and open to the public by King Hussain four months before the contractual due date and also the Completion of the National Ecumenical Centre in Nigeria which was constructed in under a year to meet with the country’s desire of hosting its Independence Day Service in October 2005. In line with the Company’s plans, Nigeria has become a hub of the Group’s expansion into the emerging markets. Currently they work for both Federal and State Governments and their numerous works in progress or completed works in Nigeria is a testament to the Company’s policy of ensuring quality work at an affordable price to the end user. The Company prides itself in pioneering technological solutions to resolve any engineering problem. Their performance to date in Nigeria confirms this fact.
Their Projects encompass the following works:
- Execution of road works and highways
- Building construction
- Fabrication and execution of long span bridges
- Execution of tunnels and hydraulics through excavation technologies tailored to the topographical realities; consolidation works and the use of explosives
- Excavation of tunnels through the use of rapid-drying cutters
- Foundation pits for viaducts’ piers Other water works
- Consolidation on special foundation works through the use of piles, micro piles and tie-rods
- Prefabricated Ashlar planks
- Waterproofing of tunnels through geotextile and pvc-membranes
- Execution of underground parking
- Earth moving and demolition.