Posted on March 20, 2017

Eight of Qatar’s highest quality projects have won national honours in the 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects. The combined value of Qatar’s winning projects is estimated at $1.2bn.

Now in its seventh year, MEED Quality Awards for Projects programme has become the leading stamp of quality and achievement for top teams operating in the GCC projects sector. The awards not only recognise 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.

The eight winning projects from Qatar are ASTAD’s Northwestern University in Qatar Project (Education Project of the Year); Al Malki Trading & Contracting’s Dukhan Tunnel Project (Small Project of the Year); Galfar Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting W.L.L’s EPIC for Route survey, Design, Construction, Installation and Hookup of Oil, Gaslift flowline, PWI spur lines in Dukhan field Project (Oil and Gas Project of the Year) and Six Construct’s Qatar Gabbro Terminal (Bulk Material Handling System) Project (Logistics Project of the Year). The Public Works Authority-Ashghal had three national winners, namely the Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Project (Award for Sustainability and Water Project of the Year), Salwa Road Project (Road, Bridge, Tunnel Project of the Year) and Medical City Fit Out Project (Healthcare Project of the Year).

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"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," says 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 3 May 2017 at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, United Arab Emirates.