Major Bahrain projects win top quality awards
Manama, April 2, 2014
The Works Ministry's North Manama Causeway project and Bapco's Install Refinery Waste Water Treatment Plant project have been named winners of the national round of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014.
"Bahrain's national winners deserve commendation, not only for adhering to the highest quality standards in project development and execution, but also for their socio-economic contributions, which will have a far-reaching impact on the future success of the nation," said Mashreq head of corporate and investment banking group Julio Armando De Quesada.
The North Manama Causeway project, submitted by Hyder Consulting Middle East, which was named Bahrain's winner in the Transport Project of the Year, represents a major part of Bahrain's national vision to upgrade the existing national strategic road plan, along two routes - the King Faisal Highway and the Al Fateh Highway, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The project includes a 2.4km-long, 100m-wide reclaimed causeway, two marine bridge crossings and a separate loop-shaped flyover, primarily to allow for free-flow entrance to the growing Business Bay district.
"This is the largest transportation project in the history of the ministry," said Hyder Consulting project manager for bridges David Yau.
"It features public beaches and improved access to the Diplomatic Area, Bahrain Bay and Financial Harbour, and the future Manama Lagoon."
Bapco's Install Refinery Waste Water Treatment Plant project has been named Bahrain's Sustainable Project of the Year.
The project is part of the company's environmental strategic plan which will provide secondary treatment to the refinery's waste water to meet the discharge limits set by Bahrain's Supreme Council for the Environment.
"It is based on a four-stage membrane bio reactor technology, which is the first of this size in any refinery waste water treatment worldwide," said Bapco general manager for major engineering projects A Jabbar Karim.
"With this project Bapco and Bahrain are put on the world map for using innovative technologies in environment conservation," he added.
The GCC winners of the annual MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014, in association with Mashreq, will be announced on May 12 at Sofitel Dubai, The Palm Resort & Spa.-TradeArabia News Service