Qatar’s 9 projects win accolade at MEED Quality Awards
March 26 2016 09:27 PM
The Grand Mosque Project - Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year.
The Grand Mosque Project - Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year.


Qatar achieved a “major breakthrough” when nine of its highest quality projects were named national winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Mashreq.

This is Qatar’s best performance in the awards, with nine projects winning the national winner accolade compared to five in last year’s edition. They will now compete at the regional level against national winners from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE for GCC-wide recognition in various categories.

The national winners in Qatar, which have a consolidated project value exceeding $1.5bn, were Al Rayyan Hospitality’s Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Project (entered by UrbaCon Trading & Contracting) as Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year; the Public Works Authority's (Ashghal) Doha South Sewage Treatment Works Phase II Expansion Project (entered by Galfar Al Misnad and Larsen & Toubro) as Power and Water Project of the Year; the Private Engineering Office’s Grand Mosque Project (entered by Contraco) as Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year; Gulf Drilling International’s Warehouse Project as Industrial Project of the Year; Consolidated Contractors Company’s Lusail Sports Arena Project (entered by Astad Project Management) as Sustainable Project of the Year, sponsored by Besix; and Dolphin Energy’s Export Gas compression upgrade Project (entered by Al Malki Trading & Contracting) as Small Project of the Year.

Also joining the national winners’ list in Qatar were Qatar Foundation’s Construction of Main Works for Male and Female Student Housing for Qatar Foundation Project (entered by Joannou & Paraskevaides) as Residential Project of the Year; as well as its Headquarters Project as Building Project of the Year.

Meanwhile, a collaborative project by the New Doha International Airport Steering Committee, Hamad International Airport and Civil Aviation Authority – the Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex - Retail, Food & Beverage Fit-out Construction Project (entered by Parsons) – was named Qatar’s Retail Project of the Year.

John Iossifidis, executive vice-president, group head of corporate & investment banking at Mashreq, which is the headline sponsor of the awards, said: “We congratulate all the winners for delivering and contributing towards the growth and sustainability of the (construction) industry.”

The winners of the 2016 MEED Quality Awards for Projects, in association with Mashreq, will be announced at a ceremony on May 25 that will serve as the culmination of the MEED Construction Leadership Summit, a high-level gathering of the Gulf’s construction leaders that seeks to promote open dialogue between stakeholders to explore the strategic direction of the region’s construction industry.

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