RIYADH – Ten of Saudi Arabia’s highest quality projects have won national honors in the 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects. The combined value of KSA’s winning projects is estimated at $4.7 billion.
Now in its seventh year, MEED Quality Awards for Projects program has become the leading stamp of quality and achievement for top teams operating in the GCC projects sector. The awards not only recognize the construction element of project delivery but also consider 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.
Among the projects recognized as national winners in Saudi Arabia were Alfanar Construction Co’s Haramin High Speed Railway Six 380kV 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 & 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 Limited-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).
“The GCC projects market continues to be a key driver for regional growth, and part of its success in contributing to economic development in the region has been its continuing focus on developing high quality projects that generate jobs, contribute to the efficient delivery of infrastructure and utility services as well as ensuring sustainability by incorporating safety and environment-friendly measures in project development and execution. We commend the national winners for their commitment to project excellence and hope that their unwavering commitment to quality will inspire others to follow their lead as more projects are developed and completed in the future,” said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED.
Three other winners were named Supplier of the Year, including Almajdouie Logistics Co, Hempel Paints Qatar WLL and MVP Tech.
MEED would like to thank Besix, Gold Sponsor and our partners, Society of Engineers UAE, Kuwait Society of Engineers, Oman Society of Engineers, Bahrain Society of Engineers and Qatar Society of Engineers for their long-standing support.
As well as competing for the GCC award in their specific sectors, the national winners are in with a chance to win the coveted title of the MEED Quality Project of the Year. Regional winners will be announced on May 3, 2017 at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, United Arab Emirates. — SG