Hosted at the brand new Ritz-Carlton in DIFC, Dubai on March 22, the awards will provide a unique coming together of the key players in construction, engineering, architecture, design and innovation within the region for an evening of recognition and celebration.

Attendance to the Awards presents an unrivalled business opportunity to network and mark your achievements. The best projects of the year will be rewarded at the evening consisting of dinner, entertainment and the awards presentation itself.

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The awards recognise teams that have demonstrated quality in construction, design and project delivery. Winning an award sends a message to the market that quality is essential in all parts of the project management process, from health and safety to training, and from innovation to sustainable development.

The awards provide a multinational, merit-based approach to benchmarking best practice in the region’s project market, promoting values that lead to improvements in business and industry, social and cultural arenas.

MEED’s Quality Awards are one of the only reward schemes in the Middle East purely based on the quality of its entrants, and the winners will be regarded as being the best of the best in the region.

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MEED Quality Awards for Projects: NATIONAL WINNERS

Water reuse projects

Oman | Al-Ghubrah Mobile Water Treatment Plant, Muscat

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Septech Muscat; Client: Public Authority for Electricity and Water

Saudi Arabia | Sea Water Cooling Pump Station, Jubail & Yanbu

Entrant & Engineering Adviser/FEED Contractor: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company; Client: Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu; EPC Contractor: Al-Harbi Trading and Contracting Company

UAE | Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant

Entrant, Architect & Engineering Advisers: MWH; Client: Dubai Municipality; EPC Contractor: Al-Ahmadiah Aktor

Leisure & Tourism Projects

Kuwait | Kuwait National Library

Entrant: The Associated Engineering Partnership;

Client: Ministry of Public Works; EPC Contractor: Al-Hani Construction & Trading

Oman | Al-Musannah Sports City, Asian Beach Games site

EPC Contractor: Larsen & Toubro; Client: Omran

Qatar | Grand Hyatt Resort

Entrant & Consultant: GHD Global; Client: Touristic Investment Company

UAE | Ferrari Experience

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Besix; Client: Aldar

UAE | Qasr Al-Sarab Desert Resort and Spa

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Alec; Client: Tourism Development & Investment Company

Building Projects

Kuwait | Al-Tijaria Tower

Entrant & Consultant: Al-Jazera; Client: Commercial Real Estate Company; EPC Contractor: SHBC Contracting

Oman | Bank Muscat Corporate Headquarters Building

Entrant & Project Management: Atkins; EPC Contractor: Galfar Engineering & Contracting; Client: Bank Muscat

Qatar | Qatar Science and Technology Park

Entrant & Architect: Woods Bagot; Client: Qatar Foundation;

EPC Contractor: Qatar Petroleum

Saudi Arabia | Technical College at Medina

Entrant & Client: Technical and Vocational Training Corporation; EPC Contractor: Lada for Trading & Contracting Company

UAE | The Address Downtown

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Arabtec & Besix joint venture (JV); Client: Emaar

UAE | Burj Khalifa

Entrant & Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Entrant & EPC Contractor: Arabtec, Samsung & Besix JV; Client: Emaar

Oil & Gas Projects

Bahrain | Refinery Gas Desulphurisation Project

Entrant & Client: Bahrain Petroleum Company;

EPC Contractor: Foster Wheeler Italiana

Kuwait | Facility upgrade and relocation of underground pipelines project

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Petrofac International; Client: Kuwait Oil Company

Oman | Burhan West and Harmal Pipeline Project

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Al-Hassan Engineering Company;

Client: Petroleum Development Oman

UAE | Construction of Mobile Offshore Production Unit

Entrant & Construction: Topaz Engineering; Client: Single Buoy Moorings (End user – Talisman Energy, Norge AS); EPC Contractor: SBM

Transport Projects

Bahrain | Khalifa bin Salman Port & Industrial Area at Hidd

Entrant: Ministry of Works; Client: General Organisation of Sea Ports

Kuwait | Sheikh Saad General Aviation Terminal

Entrant & Client: United Projects Company for Aviation Services; EPC Contractor: Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading

UAE | Dubai Metro Red Line

Entrant & Client: RTA; EPC Contractor: DURL Construction Consortium

UAE | Garhoud Bridge

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Six Construct; Client: RTA

Social Projects

Kuwait | Kuwait National Library

Entrant: The Associated Engineering Partnership

Client: Ministry of Public Works; EPC Contractor: Al-Hani Construction & Trading

Qatar | American School of Doha Expansion Programme

Entrant & Project Management: Hill International; Client: American School of Doha; EPC Contractor: Al-Sraiya Trading & Contracting

Saudi Arabia | Technical College at Medina

Entrant & Client: Technical and Vocational Training Corporation;

EPC Contractor: Lada for Trading & Contracting Company

UAE | City Hospital, Dubai

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Al-Ahmadiah Aktor; Client: EHL Management Services

Sustainable Projects

Bahrain | Carbon Dioxide Recovery Plant

Entrant, Project Management & Client: Gulf Petrochemical Industries, EPC Contractor: Tecnimont ICB

UAE | Labour camp, Dubai

Entrant, EPC Contractor & Client: Waagner Biro Gulf

Power & Water Projects

Qatar | Mesaieed A, IPP Power Plant

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Iberdrola Engineering and Construction; Client: Mesaieed Power Company

Qatar | Power Supply Grid – High-rise Towers West Bay, Doha

Entrant, Project & Construction Management: Mott MacDonald; Client: Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation

UAE | Substations for Nad al-Sheba at Meydan

Entrant & EPC Contractor: Emirates Electrical Engineering;

Client: Meydan City Corporation

Further information


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The winners’ supplement

In February, MEED will publish a special Quality Awards for Projects 2011 supplement showcasing the winning projects at the national level.

It will be divided by category and will feature the national winners in each country.

In addition, it will contain information on the projects, accrediting the clients and contractors, and be supported by comment from the judges as well as analysis from MEED.

The awards ceremony

The final stage of the process will be the announcement of the overall winners of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2011 at a lavish awards ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton in DIFC, Dubai on 22 March.

The winning project team of client and providers will be presented with a specially designed trophy in front of an audience of key decision-makers from the GCC construction industry.

The awards will be widely covered in MEED and in the regional trade and national press.

Five reasons to attend the awards ceremony

  1. Network with winners, judges and VIPs
  2. Meet key decision-makers in the region to raise your company profile
  3. A prestigious gala dinner with entertainment and a high-profile host
  4. Celebrate and reward the best clients
  5. Regional and media coverage with follow-up interviews with attendees and VIPs