Royal Opera House - Oman
23 top projects vie for quality awards
Dubai, May 14, 2012
A total of 23 projects in the GCC- valued at over $34 billion - are vying for the annual Meed Quality Awards for Projects in 11 different categories, a statement said.
The UAE leads with eight national winners competing in various categories, followed by Qatar with five, and Oman with four. Saudi Arabia has three projects in contention, while Bahrain and Kuwait each has one.
GCC winners will be announced at the annual Meed Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Ernst & Young on May 21 at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa.
The only awards programme in the GCC to recognise completed quality projects, the Meed Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Ernst & Young and its distinguished panel of judges, are evaluating a total of 23 projects for the different award categories, namely: HLG Leighton Contracting Oil & Gas Project of the Year, Industrial Project of the Year, Power and Water Desalination Project of the Year, Water Reuse Project of the Year, Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year, Transport Project of the Year, Metito Social Project of the Year, Emirates Steel Building Project of the Year, KIMMCO Sustainable Project of the Year, Outstanding Achievement of the Year, and the MEED Quality Project of the Year, sponsored by Ernst & Young.
“Each finalist was judged not only on the basis of its size and project value. Careful consideration was given to its economic, social and environmental impact. Innovations and achievements in design, engineering and construction were also taken into account by the judges in determining the winners. The high level of scrutiny and analysis, in addition to the quality of the judging panel make the Meed Quality Awards for Projects a true barometer of project excellence,” said Edmund O’Sullivan, chairman of the judging panel.
The finalists are:
• HLG Leighton Contracting Oil & Gas Project of the Year - Bapco Lube Base Oil Plant (Bahrain); Nimr C Full Field Water Injection Project (Oman); Pearl GTL Project (Qatar); Taweelah - Fujairah Pipeline Project (UAE)
• Power & Water Project of the Year - Amal Power Station Project (Oman); Sea Water Desalination Plant for Pearl Qatar (Qatar); Riyadh Power Plant #10 (Saudi Arabia)
• Water Reuse Project of the Year - The Indoor Vacuum Sewage Collection System for the reduction of water in Toilet flushing in Ail Ain Wild Life Park and Resort (UAE); Sewage Treatment Plant at King Saud’s University Campus in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Pumping Station, Waste Water Treatment Plant and Pressure Mains in Jahra (Kuwait)
• Industrial Project of the Year - Emirates Aluminium Smelter Complex (UAE)
• Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year - Royal Opera House (Oman); Extension to the Qatar National Convention Centre and Link Bridge (Qatar); Matajer Al Quoz (UAE)
• Metito Social Project of the Year - Barwa Village (Qatar); Saadiyat Construction Village (UAE)
• Transport Project of the Year - Green Line Dubai Metro (UAE); Sheikh Zayed Bridge (UAE)
• KIMMCO Sustainable Project of the Year - Nimr Produced Water Treatment Project (Oman); Green Line Dubai Metro (Oman)
• Emirates Steel Building Project of the Year - The Gate (Qatar); Alturki Business Park (Saudi Arabia); Ocean Heights (UAE)
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