To continue to diversify further the company took on a wider variety of civil Works, including a maize and Soya Bean Processing Plant, Water schemes, Pipelines and Building works. This diversification enabled P.W to be well placed to respond to the improving financial climate to the late 80’s. Projects were then being executed throughout the Federation for an ever expanding number of clients.
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P.W NIGERIA LIMITED was first registered in Nigeria in 1974. Having established Directors and Shareholders a large fleet of varied Civil Engineering Plant was imported from Europe. Using this plant, which included Caterpillar earthmoving machinery, Bulldozers, Motor Scrapers etc., the company initially embarked on Plant hire. During this time Contracts were sought by tendering for Roads Construction Projects. The award of contracts by both State and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing followed. Road works thus became the core activity in the earlier stages of the development of the company.
Major earthmoving Sub-contracts were also undertaken for other large Civil Engineering Contractors on a variety of projects. This had the beneficial effect of extending the client base into the Private sector, which in turn gave access to other markets.
In 1979 P.W was awarded the Contract to construct the New Airport Runway and Taxiway at Minna in Niger State. This project together with other Federal Ministry of Works and Housing Road works were to be the main activities during the early 80’s, a period when severe financial restraints impose a heavy burden on contractors through non payment.