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UAE top performer at Meed quality awards

DUBAI, 8 days ago

The UAE has emerged as the top regional performer at Meed Quality Awards for Projects with 43 Emirati developers getting recognition for their project designs and quality followed by Saudi Arabia and Oman with 10 each.

Kuwait had nine national winners, followed by Qatar with eight while Bahrain had four. Three outstanding suppliers were also given awards, stated business intelligence firm Meed, which has constituted the awards.

These awards are aimed at honouring the best in businesss operating in the GCC projects sector, it stated.

They are not only given for the construction element of project delivery but also the value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle - from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and to the environment, it added.

A total of 87 projects have been recognised as the best at the national level which will now move through to the second round of judging to find the highest-quality GCC projects in the following categories: Besix Innovation Project of the Year, Commercial Project of the Year, Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year, Oil and Gas Project of the Year, Hotel Project of the Year, Award for Sustainability, Healthcare Project of the Year, Mixed-use Project of the Year, Education Project of the Year, Small Project of the Year, Logistics Project of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Building Project of the Year, Power Project of the Year, Retail Project of the Year, Water Project of the Year, Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year, Residential Project of the Year, Transport Project of the Year, Mega Project of the Year; and Road, Bridge, Tunnel Project of the Year.

As well as competing for the GCC honours in their specific sectors, the national winners will vie for the Meed Quality Project of the Year award.

The UAE projects dominated the awards scenario with 43 wins.

Three Emirates-based projects scooped the Hotel Project of the Year national winner award including Faithful+Gould’s Four Seasons Abu Dhabi Project, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East and P&T Architects and Engineers' Viceroy Hotel Resorts & Residences Palm Jumeirah Project and Al Jihan Gulf Horizon General Contracting's Nurai Island Resort by Zaya Project.

In the UAE, the national winners include Admares’ Burj Al Arab Terrace Project (Besix Innovation Project of the Year), Bombardier Transportation’s Dubai Airport T1-CD Automated People Mover Project (Besix Innovation Project of the Year and Transport Project of the Year), Consolidated Contractors Company’s Dubai Opera Project (Besix Innovation Project of the Year, Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year and Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year), Parson’s Dubai Water Canal Project (Besix Innovation Project of the Year and Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year), Aecom’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road Project (Road, Bridge, Tunnel Project of the Year), Al Futtaim Carillion’s One Central Phase 1, The Offices 1 Project (Commercial Project of the Year), Al Sahel Contracting Company's PT-122 - DMC Butterfly Building Project (Commercial Project of the Year) Goettsch Paortners’ Al Hilal Bank Tower  Project (Commercial Project of the Year) and McLaren Group’s Chef Middle East headquarters and Food Cold Storage, Production and Distribution Facility Project (Commercial Project of the Year, Logistics Project of the Year and Small Project of the Year).

The Award for Sustainability category also had three national winners from the UAE, among them ASGC’s Waldorf Astoria, The Palm Jumeirah Project, Atkins’ Al Ain Bus Station Project and Six Construct’s Sewage Treatment Plant at Ruwais Project, which also won in the Water Project of the Year, said the statement from Meed.

The other national winners from the UAE include: China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East’s Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital project (Healthcare Project of the Year), Al Habtoor Group’s Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club Project (Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year), Al Hosn Gas’ Al Hosn Gas Shah Project (Oil and Gas Project of the Year), Hyatt Regency Creek Heights Project (Mixed-use Project of the Year), Dewan Architects & Engineers’ Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) Phase Three project (Education Project of the Year), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) SGT5-4000F GT Outage Period Project (Small Project of the Year), IMG Worlds of Adventure’s IMG Worlds of Adventure Project (Building Project of the Year, Besix Innovation Project of the Year, Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year, Mega Project of the Year), Larsen & Toubro Limited-Power Transmission & Distribution’s N6977B -  supply and installation of 220/33 kV new grid station in Ain Al Faydha and all related 220 kV OHL/cable works project (Power Project of the Year), Nakheel’s Dragon Mart 2 Project (Retail Project of the Year) and Six Construct’s The Green Planet Project (Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year).

Besides this, Parson’s City Walk Project too won multiple honours, including Mixed-use Project of the Year and Residential Project of the Year. Meanwhile, Al Futtaim Carillion’s City Walk Phase 2 Retail Development Project clinched the Retail Project of the Year award, stated the Meed report.

ASGC’s Etihad Museum Project received national winner awards in four different categories, namely the Building Project of the Year, Besix Innovation Project of the Year, Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year and Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year, it added.

Bahrain’s national winners include the Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs’ Muharraq Model Youth Centre Project (Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year), Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company SPC’s Dar Al Salam - Reef Island Project (Residential Project of the Year) and MWH’s Ma'Amir Sewage Treatment Plant Project (Small Project of the Year and Award for Sustainability).

The Kuwaiti winners are Shamal Az Zour Al Oula’s Az-Zour North One Power and Water Plant Project (Mega Project of the Year, Power Project of the Year and Water Project of the Year), Gensler & Associates International Limited’s Avenues Phase 3 Project (Retail Project of the Year), AGi Architects’ Three Gardens Project (Residential Project of the Year), Jahra and Farwaniya Courts Complexes Project (Building Project of the Year and Small Project of the Year), Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) construction of 11 kV Ahmadi E substation in Ahmadi Township Project (Power Project of the Year) and Larsen & Toubro-Power Transmission & Distribution’s supply and installation of 132/11 kV GIS Ssubstation SGRE-A at Shagaya Area and two bay extension at SHAG-A Substation Project (Small Project of the Year).

Oman’s national winners include Hoehler + alSalmy’s Conference and Exhibition Hall at GUtech Project (Building Project of the Year), AWS Engineering’s BP Remediation Project at Port of Salalah Project (Award for Sustainability), Atelier Pod and Engineering Innovation Design & Consulting’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Project (Hotel Project of the Year), Musstir’s Al Baleed Resort Project (Hotel Project of the Year), Larsen & Toubro (Oman) construction of a new 400 kV grid station at Izki Project (Power Project of the Year), Public Authority for Electricity & Water’s Construction of Extensions to the Water Supply Network at Nizwa Project (Water Project of the Year), AWS Engineering’s EPC for Sohar Refinery sea water cooling system revamp project (Oil & Gas Project of the Year and Small Project of the Year), Six Construct’s Sohar Industrial Port Project (Water Project of the Year) and Larsen & Toubro (Oman)'s Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex Project (Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year).

The eight winning projects from Qatar are Astad’s Northwestern University in Qatar Project (Education Project of the Year); Al Malki Trading & Contracting’s Dukhan Tunnel Project (Small Project of the Year); Galfar Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting’s EPIC for Route survey, Design, Construction, Installation and Hookup of Oil, Gaslift flowline, PWI spur lines in Dukhan field Project (Oil and Gas Project of the Year) and Six Construct’s Qatar Gabbro Terminal (Bulk Material Handling System) Project (Logistics Project of the Year).

The Public Works Authority-Ashghal had three national winners, namely the Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Project (Award for Sustainability and Water Project of the Year), Salwa Road Project (Road, Bridge, Tunnel Project of the Year) and Medical City Fit Out Project (Healthcare Project of the Year), said the report.

Among the projects recognised as national winners in Saudi Arabia were Alfanar Construction Company’s Haramain High Speed Railway six 380 kV substation project (Power Project of the Year), Arcadis’ Makkah Reservoirs Project (Water Project of the Year), Jabal Omar Development Company’s Jabal Omar Development Project (Mixed-use Project of the Year), Lifestyle Developers’ Saudi German Hospital Hail project (Healthcare Project of the Year), Samsung Engineering’s Shaybah-NGL (Natural Gas Liquid) Project (Mega Project of the Year and Oil & Gas Project of the Year), TAV Construction’s design and build of Terminal 5 and related facilities in King Khaled International Airport Project (Transport Project of the Year), Sadara’s Sadara Project (Oil & Gas Project of the Year), Saudi Industrial Property Authority’s Modon Lake Project (Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year) and Larsen & Toubro-Power Transmission & Distribution’s connection of Al-Dawadmi BSP S/S # 9037 with 132 kV network in Riyadh area Project (Small Project of the Year).

Three other winners were named Supplier of the Year, including Almajdouie Logistics Company, Hempel Paints Qatar and MVP Tech, said the statement from Meed.

The GCC winners of the 2017 Meed Quality Awards for Projects will be announced on May 3 at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, UAE, it added.-TradeArabia News Service




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