11 UAE projects win quality awards.
The winners include a mobile offshore production unit built in Abu Dhabi by Topaz Engineering in the oil and gas category, Road and Transport Authority (RTA)'s Dubai Metro Red Line and the Garhoud bridge in the transport category, Dubai Municipality's Jebel Ali sewage treatment plant in the water and water reuse category, Meydan City Corporation substations at Nad Al Sheba race track in Dubai in the Power and water desalination category, and Waagner Biro's environmentally-friendly labour camp in Dubai in the sustainability category. Aldar Properties' Ferrari Experience, Yas Island, and the Tourism Development Investment Company (TDIC)'s Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort and Spa are joint UAE winners in the leisure and tourism category.
EHL Management Services' City Hospital has won in the social category, while Emaar Properties' Burj Khalifa and The Address, Downtown, have been named as joint winners in the buildings and mixed developments category.
"The national UAE projects embody the highest standards in the five areas the quality awards are designed to promote. All 11 hit the mark and those who designed and built them can be extremely proud of what they have achieved," said Edmund O'Sullivan, chairman, Meed Quality Awards for Projects.
"The quality of the winning projects is superb. The 10 are among the best completed in the world over the past three years," added Rashad Bukhash, the UAE representative on the Meed Quality Awards for Projects 2011 judging panel.
The supreme GCC awards will be presented to the teams behind the projects at a gala dinner on March 22 at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain.- TradeArabia News Service
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