Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC), subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (QDREIC), the developer of Qatar’s iconic and largest Greenfield development, today recognized Six Construct – Midmac joint venture for the remarkable achievement of completing 10,000,000 (10 million) Man Hours without any Lost Time Incident (LTI) during ongoing work on the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center (DCEC) project in West Bay.
The contractors, Six Construct – Midmac have been engaged in construction phases 2A and 2B of the innovative project, which is expected to be completed soon.
The 10 million mark is all the more remarkable considering the various challenges the JV has had to deal with, including placement of a significant amount of structural concrete, the unique and difficult erection of more than 12,000 tons of structural steel, MEP installations, and other various operations in the ongoing progress of constructing the one-of-a-kind building.
The event today was led by LREDC Chief Executive Officer- Engineer Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, Building Project Director- Hamad Alabdulmalik and Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Logistics & Quality (HSSELQ) Director- Salem Al-Kuwari, with the senior officials from Six Construct and Midmac Contracting Company. Also present were officials from Turner International Middle East, which is providing project and construction management services to DCEC.
Eng. Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari said: “It is an outstanding achievement and reiterates the firm commitment to safety by all parties involved. This is an achievement we can be proud of as a company. It also demonstrates the concept of “Committed to Health and Safety” when it comes to safe working practices. Today’s celebration is one of our ways to show our appreciation to each and every one of you in the project.”
“LREDC attributes great importance to health and safety of all, and our HSSELQ department has a system of recognition both for contractors and developers. The 10 million without any LWDC is the most prestigious award amongst our recognitions,” added Kaldari.
Six Construct – Midmac official, Assem Abu Ayach, said: “This is not the only time that we are recognizing our employees for their contribution in such an outstanding achievement for safety practices; we have conducted number of awarding prior to reaching 10 Million Man Hours without LTI. Our aim is for our employees to understand that their value for safety in their work is being rewarded”.
An official from Turner said: “Turner strongly believes that this achievement is the result of a work culture based on commitment to teamwork and recognizes the JV, being the main contractor, for their strong management support, personal ownership of safe work method implementation, and for continuous improvement.”
Located in the lively West Bay area of Doha, the DCEC will be connected to the Sheraton Park through an underground tunnel that will bring visitors to the naturally crescent-shaped Doha Corniche.
It is destined to become an important regional and international exhibition Center with parking for nearly 5,000 vehicles and a Convention Centre with necessary facilities for approximate area of 30,000 Sqm.
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