Shimizu Corporation

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Shimizu Corporation
Native name
Shimizu Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha
Public KK
Traded as
Founded1804; 216 years ago (1804))
Edo (present day Tokyo)
FounderShimizu Kisuke
Headquarters2-16-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8370, Japan
Area served
Key people
Kazuyuki Inoue
(CEO and President)
RevenueIncrease $ 15.043 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1,416 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Increase $ 62.69 million USD (FY 2012) (¥ 5.901 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
OwnerShimizu family (12.46%)
Number of employees
15,616 (consolidated) (As of April 1, 2013)
Footnotes / references

Shimizu Corporation (清水建設株式会社, Shimizu Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha) is an architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm. It has an annual sales of approximately US$15 billion and has been widely recognized as one of the top 5 contractors in Japan and among the top 20 in the world.[citation needed]

It is a family business listed in the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges and a constituent of the Nikkei 225 index.

About Shimizu[edit]

The company is named after its founder Kisuke Shimizu, who was born in Koba Village, Etchu (now part of Toyama), and has nothing to do with the former city Shimizu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Kisuke Shimizu formed the company in Edo (now Tokyo) in 1804[4] and the company has been headquartered in Tokyo ever since.

Shimizu Corporation is an international general contractor, publicly listed on the Tokyo, Nagoya Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[5] It has a network spanning Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa.

Services offered[edit]

  • Planning & Consulting
  • Development & Financing
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Facility Management
  • Maintenance
  • Renovation
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Research & Development[6]

Notable constructions[edit]



Dream Megaproject Concepts[edit]

  • Lunar Solar Power Generation - Luna Ring (generation of electricity using a belt of solar cells around the lunar equator)[9][10]
  • TRY2025 The Environmental Island - Green Float (botanical city concept)
  • Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid (a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay)
  • Inter Cell City (a sustainable, environmentally conscious city)
  • Space Hotel (space tourism)
  • Lunar Bases
  • Urban Geo-Grid Plan (coordination of facilities above ground and underground for increased efficiency)
  • Desert Aqua-Net Plan (desert canals)
  • Ocean Spiral (underwater city)[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Shimizu, Hiroshi (2008). Japanese Firms in Contemporary Singapore. NUS Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-9971-69-384-8.
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Services". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Projects". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "The Luna Ring concept". NASA. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Lunar Solar Power Generation -LUNA RING-". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  11. ^ "Ocean Spiral" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  12. ^ "City of the future sinks into the ocean". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Desert Aqua-Net Plan". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  14. ^ "The Environmental Island -GREEN FLOAT-". Retrieved April 13, 2014.

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