Entrant: Emirates AquaTech

Project owner: Bin Salem Holding

EPC contractor: Algeco

Consultant: Al-Salam

Architect: Al-Salam

Project management companies: United Food Technologies; Al-Salam

Description: Emirates AquaTech is the world’s largest indoor facility for raising an endangered species. It uses new advanced methods to rear and grow sturgeon, and can produce 35 tonnes of caviar and 500 tonnes of sturgeon meat a year. The project provides a sustainable, legal, moral and fresh supply of caviar to world markets throughout the year. The facility has been awarded five international certificates for quality control, food safety and environment, and was named a ‘distinguished facility’ in 2014 by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.