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Omani projects win honours at 2021 MEED Projects Awards

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Eight Omani project landmarks claimed national honours at the 2021 MEED Projects Awards held in Dubai earlier this week.


Among the standout projects recognised as the National Winner for the MEED Projects Awards in 2021 is the Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex project submitted by OQ claiming the mantle for the Industrial Project of the Year and Mega Project of the Year. OQ’s submission for the OQ Salalah LPG project also claimed the national prize for the Oil and Gas Project of the Year category.


Larsen & Toubro (Oman) LLC also submitted multiple projects that won national honours, namely the Sultan Qaboos Cancer Care and Research Centre for Healthcare Project of the Year and construction of Ibri Solar Grid Station for the Power Transmission Distribution & Substation Project of the Year.


The 2021 National Winners for Oman are:


* Commercial Project of the Year: Omantel Headquarters (SSH)


* Healthcare Project of the Year: Sultan Qaboos Cancer Care and Research Centre (Larsen & Toubro Oman LLC)


* Industrial Project of the Year: Liwa plastic industrial complex project (OQ)


* Mega Project of the Year: Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex project (OQ)


* Oil and Gas Project of the Year: OQ LPG Salalah (OQ)


* Power Generation Project of the Year: Amin Solar PV Plant, Oman (Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited)


* Power transmission distribution & substation Project of the Year: Construction of Ibri Solar Grid Station (Larsen & Toubro Oman LLC)


* Road Project of the Year: Dualisation of Al-Sharqiyah Expressway, Section 1, Package 1A (Özkar İnşaat San ve Tic AŞ)


* Water Project of the Year: Salalah desalination plant (Abengoa)


“This year’s National Winners are a testament to the regional infrastructure community’s resilience, commitment to excellence and innovation. We are proud and delighted to announce nearly 60 projects have claimed national honours across 16 categories and representing countries from across the Middle East and North Africa region. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the high volume of quality projects that were completed over the last 18 months are a strong indication of the region’s continued progression. These companies have re-affirmed why they are considered the bedrock of the region’s economy. Congratulations to all our national winners,” said Sonia Kerrigan, Group Commercial Director, MEED.


Each of these projects will now be reviewed against its MENA rivals for the regional honours to determine the final winners of the 2021 MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq at a gala awards reception taking place on December 8 in Dubai.


The awards ceremony is bringing together the leaders of the infrastructure industry from across the MENA region to celebrate their outstanding successes and contributions despite the numerous challenges faced over the last year with the Covid-19 pandemic.


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