Muscat: A total of 11 outstanding projects have been selected as the national winners for Oman by the MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.
Among the big winners the Renaissance Village Duqm Project by Renaissance Services SAOG which was recognised as the national winner in the Residential Project of the Year as well as Social, Cultural &Heritage Project of the Year categories.
Other Oman national winners recognised for project excellence include the Muscat International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex and Associated Facilities (PTC) Project by Hill International and Bechtel as leader of the Bechtel ENKA Bahwan consortium (Mega Project of the Year); Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat Refurbishment Project by Hoehler + al Salmy (Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year).
Also on the list are Sundus Rotana Hotel at Airport Heights Muscat Project by Shaksy Engineering Services LLC(Commercial Property Project of the Year)and EPC for 132KV Overhead Transmission Line with Associated 132KV/33KV/11KV Grid SS in Musandam Governorate Project by the National Contracting Company T&D LLC-Oman (Engineering Project of the Year).
Completing the lsit of winners are Salalah II Power Project by ACWA Power (Power Generation Project of the Year); Salalah Free Zone–Adhan Phase 1A–Infrastructure Works–Package 1A Project by Larsen Toubro Oman (Small Project of the Year); Construction of Duqm Airport –Package 3 Project by Larsen Toubro Oman (Transport Project of the Year); and Barka Independant Water Project by SUEZ (Water Project of the Year) and Hospital Project by Khatib &Alami (Healthcare Project of the Year and Innovation Medal).
“We are now in the 9th year of the MEED Project Awards and every year the projects that are submitted provide a fantastic window on what is going on across the region,” said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED.
“This year we have seen substantial increase in the variety of projects presented for awards and this reflects the growing diversification of the regional economy.
“We are seeing ever more impressive levels of originality of technical achievement, of scale and of purpose as the market continues to mature and deepen. These projects continue to lay the foundations for long term future success for the region and continue to provide inspiration and pride at what this region can achieve even whilst conditions have been challenging.”
Overall, 77 national winners across the GCC have been recognised in their respective countries as part of the first round of judging for the coveted awards.
Competing in categories that capture the ongoing diversification of the region, winners at the national level will now enter the second stage of judging to determine the regional winners that will be announced on 24th April at the Conrad Dubai in UAE.