Shimizu Corporation

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Shimizu Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 1803
OSE: 1803
NAG: 1803
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan (1804 (1804))
Founder Shimizu Kisuke
Headquarters 2-16-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8370, Japan
Area served
Key people
Yoichi Miyamoto, (CEO and President)

Increase $ 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)
Number of employees
15,616 (consolidated) (As of April 1, 2013)
Slogan Today's Work, Tomorrow's Heritage
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Shimizu Corporation (清水建設株式会社 Shimizu Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a leading architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm, offering an integrated, comprehensive planning, design and build solutions for a broad range of construction and engineering projects worldwide. It has 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.

About Shimizu[edit]

The company is named after its founder Kisuke Shimizu, who was born in Ohane 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 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.[3] 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[4]

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)[6][7]
  • 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)[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Services". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Projects". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Luna Ring concept". NASA. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Lunar Solar Power Generation -LUNA RING-". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ocean Spiral" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "City of the future sinks into the ocean". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Desert Aqua-Net Plan". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "The Environmental Island -GREEN FLOAT-". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 

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