Meed announces award winners
Doha, May 24, 2012
Meed Quality Awards for Projects 2012, in association with Ernst & Young, has announced the winners of its annual search for the region’s best projects.
Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Shell’s Pearl joint venture project was awarded the Meed Quality Project of the Year Award, in association with Ernst & Young and Leighton Contracting Oil & Gas Project of the Year honours.
The extension to the Qatar National Convention Centre and Link Bridge project was declared a joint winner in the Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year category.
The other winners include Saudi Electricity Company’s Riyadh Power Plant #10 (Power & Water Desalination Project of the Year); Emirates Aluminium Smelter Complex (Industrial Project of the Year); Road and Transport Authority’s Dubai Metro Green Line (Transport Project of the Year); Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company’s Saadiyat Construction Village (Metito Social Project of the Year), Damac’s Ocean Heights (Emirates Steel Building Project of the Year); Kuwait Ministry of Public Works Sanitary Engineering Department’s Pumping Station and Waste Water Treatment Plant (Water Reuse Project of the Year); Petroleum Development Oman’s NIMR Produced Water Treatment Project (KIMMCO Sustainable Project of the Year award); as well as the Royal Court Affairs’ Royal Opera House, one of the two winners of the Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year category.
Edmund O’Sullivan, chairman of the judging panel of the Meed Quality Awards for Projects, said: “After a rigorous screening and judging process, our esteemed panel of judges has finally chosen the region’s best projects, which stood out from the hundreds nominated to this year’s edition of the Meed Quality Awards for Projects. We salute them for their outstanding achievements in design, engineering and construction, as well as for the economic, social and environmental contributions of their respective projects.”
The awards also recognised two outstanding individuals for their contributions to raising quality benchmarks in the projects industry in the region.
The Meed Editor’s Outstanding Achievement of the Year was awarded to Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company; and the Meed Editor’s Award for Leadership was given to Majed Ali Al Mansouri, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs.
Abraham Akkawi, partner and head of infrastructure and PPP advisory services, Mena, Ernst & Young, said: “It is important to recognise quality achievements in the projects industry because of the tremendous economic, social and environmental impact that they have on the GCC as a whole. We commend the winners for ensuring strict adherence to the highest quality standards and may their outstanding practice be an inspiration for others.”
The Meed Quality Awards for Projects 2012 is endorsed by the Society of Engineers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE. Its headline sponsor Ernst & Young, and category sponsors includes Metito, Kimmco, Leighton Contracting and Emirates Steel, reception sponsor, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC); and official carrier, Cadillac. – TradeArabia News Service