Middle East Construction News

Aurecon’s port innovations recognised at industry forum

Aurecon’s decades of experience and innovative thinking in the design, delivery, expansion and operation of global ports, have been recognised for its contribution to the ports and terminals industry, the company said in a press statement.

Aurecon received the following six awards at the recent inaugural Global Ports Forum Awards 2017 in Dubai. The company was cited for its work at the Gabbro Berth Terminal in the port of Umm Said in Mesaieed in Qatar.

The Singapore-based Global Ports Forum recognises the significant roles and achievements of organisations and professionals in their contributions to different areas of the ports and terminal industry.

“Whether we are advising on optimising a port’s logistics and supply chain, or future-proofing a marine structure, we empower our teams to ask the questions that will add value to our clients’ businesses and the communities they serve,” said Arne Nilsen, Aurecon’s global service leader for Ports & Marine.

To increase capacity for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030, the Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) initiated the expansion of the Gabbro Berth Terminal at Mesaieed, making it the largest bulk terminal in the Middle East and one of the largest aggregate unloading terminals in the world.

On this project, Aurecon played a leading role in providing business advice to inform capital expenditure and delivering technical design review, project delivery, advisory, and asset management services.

David Zammit, associate and project leader at Aurecon, was recognised for his significant hands-on contribution to the performance and productivity of the Gabbro Berth Terminal. “Drawing on expertise across geographies and cultures served as an effective foundation to turn our client’s vision into reality,” he commented.