Bahrain projects in race for top GCC awards
Manama, March 31, 2013
Three projects worth a total of BD127 million in Bahrain will be competing to be named the GCC projects of the year, said a report.
The 2013 Meed Quality Awards for Projects will be held in Abu Dhabi in May, in association with Ernst & Young.
Meed announced the Bahrain national winners of the only GCC-wide awards programme that recognises completed quality projects, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The projects were shortlisted by a panel of judges, all experts in the projects industry, on the basis of their economic, social and environmental impact, as well as innovations and achievements in design, engineering and construction.
This year's Bahrain national winners include the North Manama Causeway Project owned by Bahrain's Works Ministry, nominated by Six Construct, which will compete in the GCC Transport of the Year award, the Replacement of Steam Turbo-Generators at No 2 Power Plant Project owned by Bapco and nominated by Technip France, Abu Dhabi, is a contender in the GCC Power and Water Desalination Project of the Year category and the University Medical Centre Project owned by the Arabian Gulf University and nominated by Al Riyadh Technical Services, will vie for the GCC Small Project of the Year award.
"The GCC's rapid progression demands high integrity and constant innovation, as projects play a crucial role throughout the region," said Ernst & Young partner and head of infrastructure services Abraham Akkawi.
"Despite the growing competitiveness of project excellence, this has been strongly reflected within the competing projects. It is our great pleasure to congratulate the winners for their distinguished accomplishments and outstanding results."
Besides Bahrain, national winners were also selected from projects completed in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
"The national winners in all the GCC countries deserve the highest commendations for completing projects which will have a tremendous impact on the continued development of the region," said Meed judging panel chairman Edmund O'Sullivan.
GCC winners will be announced at the annual Meed Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Ernst & Young on May 14 at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service