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Nine of Kuwait’s highest quality projects win national honours

KUWAIT CITY, March 18: Nine of Kuwait’s highest quality projects have won national honours in the 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects. The combined value of Kuwait’s winning projects is estimated at $1.7bn. 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 winning projects at the Kuwait national level are Shamal Az Zour Al Oula’s Az-Zour North One Power and Water Plant Project (Mega Project of the Year, Power Project of the Year and Water Project of the Year), Gensler & Associates International Limited’s Avenues Phase 3 Project (Retail Project of the Year), AGi architects’ Three Gardens Project (Residential Project of the Year), Jahra & Farwaniya Courts Complexes Project (Building Project of the Year and Small Project of the Year), Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) Construction of 11KV Ahmadi E substation in Ahmadi Township Project (Power Project of the Year) and Larsen & Toubro Limited-Power Transmission & Distribution’s Supply & Installation of 132/11 kV GIS Substation SGRE-A at Shagaya Area And Two Bay Extension at SHAGA Substation Project (Small Project of the Year).

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

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