Qatar Foundation, Baytna win MEED Quality Awards
May 13 2014 10:12 PM

A Qatar Foundation representative receives the MEED Editor’s Award. Right: Representatives of Qatar’s Baytna pose with the MEED Quality Awards.

Qatar Foundation and Qatar’s Baytna received this year’s winners of the ‘MEED Quality Awards’ for Projects 2014, in association with Mashreq, an awards programme to recognise completed projects in the Gulf region.

Qatar’s Baytna - Qatar’s First Passivhaus Project, jointly owned by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), Barwa Real Estate Group (BRE) and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp (Kahramaa), and nominated by ETA Star Engineering & Contracting - received the ‘Award for Innovation,’ a category introduced only this year.

Qatar Foundation received the MEED Editor’s Award, an honour given each year to a person or organisation that stands out not only for specific achievements, but also for what it represents in terms of leadership and vision, in being a role model for the region.

The other special honour, the Angus Hindley Award for Project Excellence 2014, was given to ACWA Power from Saudi Arabia for its excellent track record and outstanding achievements in the delivery of electricity and desalinated water projects throughout the world.

The UAE led all winners with four awards, followed by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia with three regional winners apiece. Oman and Qatar had one award-winning project each.

“We received a record number of entrants this year, and expected a stiffer competition from completed projects across the GCC. This is a clear affirmation that the projects industry throughout the region has regained its robustness, completing projects at a much faster pace following the slowdown in recent years. We congratulate the winners for delivering their projects to the highest quality standards and contributing to the socio-economic development of the region,” said Edmund O’ Sullivan, chairman, MEED, organisers of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Mashreq.





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