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Revealed: Shortlist for 2023 Big Project Middle East Awards

Over 150 nominations were received across 31 categories from public and private organisations across the Middle East

The Big Project Middle East (BPME) editorial team has revealed the shortlist of companies, individuals and projects ahead of the 14th edition of the annual Big Project Middle East Awards. The gala dinner event is scheduled to take place on 22 January at the Ritz Carlton JBR in Dubai.

Nominations closed in early December 2023, following which each nomination went through two rounds of scrutiny; the first was conducted by the BPME editorial team, with the remaining nominations then being presided over by a panel of five judges in early January.

In excess of 150 nominations were submitted across 31 categories by a diverse mix of organisations, including government departments and ministries, developers, operators, contractors, specialists and suppliers.

Individuals, companies and projects that made the shortlist, as well as those that scored the most first choice votes, will be celebrated at the gala dinner event on 22 January. The impartial elimination rounds saw the consolidation of some categories due to a lack of stand-out nominations; conversely, in categories with several strong nominations, a decision was made to expand the category. The full shortlist and list of winners will be revealed at the gala dinner.

“It’s been a long road to get here, and the BPME team and I are pleased to be at the stage where we can reveal the shortlist for most of our categories. Competition was tough, as it always is at the Big Project Middle East Awards, and I look forward to revealing the full shortlist, the winners, and celebrating their success on 22 January,” said Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.

The shortlist for the 2023 Big Project Middle East Awards is as follows:

Young Professional of the Year

  • Ahmad Sharjeel – Al Khoory Solutions
  • Ahmed Abou Al Yousr – Parsons
  • Ross Hopwood – ISG

Mentor of the Year

  • Ahmed Maged Mohamed Ali – VE Experts
  • Amr Metwally – Engineering Contracting Company

Woman of the Year

  • Rana Nassar – Parsons
  • Rexy Seema Machado – Dutco Interiors
  • Sheikha Ali – ALEC Engineering & Contracting

Team of the Year

  • Connect Conference Centre Expo City Team – ISG
  • Khazna Data Centre, AUH6, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi – McLaren Construction Group
  • Innovo MEP / ASU

Executive of the Year

  • Barry Lewis – ALEC Engineering & Contracting
  • Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Properties
  • Maryam Almheiri – Dubai Municipality

Sustainable Contractor of the Year

  • The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)

Sustainable Developer of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Ports Group
  • Fakhruddin Properties

Sustainable Project of the Year

  • Advancing Sustainability – Imdaad
  • Restoration of Burullus Lake – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)
  • Solar PV Energy System for RTA Buildings & Facilities – Roads and Transport Authority
  • The Red Sea Destination – Red Sea Global

Fit-Out Contractor of the Year

  • Depa
  • ISG

MEP Contractor of the Year

  • Sobha Constructions
  • United Masters Electromechanical

Infrastructure Contractor of the Year

  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)
  • The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)

Large Contractor of the Year

  • ALEC Engineering & Contracting
  • Sobha Constructions
  • The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)

Project of the Year: Fit-Out

  • Intercontinental Residences – Depa
  • One & Only One Za’abeel – ALEC FITOUT

Project of the Year: Offsite Construction

  • The Crest – Sobha Constructions
  • The Point – DBB Contracting

Project of the Year: MEP

  • New Delta Wastewater Treatment Plant – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)
  • SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Animal Life & Safety Systems – ALEMCO & Miral
  • Skylight – Al Wathba – LASCO JV SSG
  • The Crest, Sobha Hartland – Sobha Constructions

Project of the Year: Refurbishment & Retrofit

  • Restoration of Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)
  • Unified 7 UAE Customer Happiness Centres – Ministry of Health & Prevention

Project of the Year: Water

  • New Delta Wastewater Treatment Plant – Arab Contractors-Metito-Orascom-Hassan Allam JV
  • Shuqaiq 3 RO Desalination Plant – ACCIONA

Project of the Year: Infrastructure & Transport

  • Greater Cairo Metro Line 3 – Phase 3A – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)
  • LRT – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)
  • UAE National Railway – Etihad Railway

Project of the Year: Leisure, Retail & Hospitality

  • SeaWorld Abu Dhabi – ALEC Engineering & Contracting
  • The Islamic Cultural Centre in the New Administrative Capital – The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)

Project of the Year: Residential

  • Intercontinental Residences – DEPA
  • Seef Lusail Residential Development – Parsons
  • Waves Grande – Sobha Constructions

The 2023 Big Project Middle East Awards are supported by:

Gold Sponsor: ECC
Silver Sponsor: Procore
Support Partner: Compass Project Consulting, Kingspan, RIB Software

To learn more about the Big Project Middle East Awards, click here.

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