MEED names Saudi Arabia’s best projects

25 March 2020
Sixteen national winners and two finalists from across the kingdom have been honoured for projects that demonstrate excellence across architecture, construction and engineering

MEED has announced the finalists and national winners for the 10th edition of its MEED Project Awards in association with Mashreq. These awards celebrate the GCC’s dynamic projects industry, which is valued at $3.1tn according to MEED’s project database.

A total of 88 projects from across the region have been honoured across 19 separate categories including Transport Project of the Year, Healthcare Project of the Year and Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year, amongst others.

Saudi Arabia-based projects have secured numerous honours, with projects such as Riyadh Hilton Hotel & Residence Luxury Hotel Complex, Atturaif Living Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Centre) and SGH Ajman 150-Bed Hospital having received National Winner status in the Hotel Project of the Year, Social, Cultural and Heritage Project of the Year and Healthcare Project of the Year categories respectively.

With an estimated 6,722 active projects planned or underway in the region, this market is seen as strategically vital to the development of the GCC as it seeks to drive growth, provide new jobs, drive economic diversification, increase productivity, and place a greater focus on sustainability and social cohesion. 

Key players in Saudi Arabia’s projects industry including IHCC, ACWA Power and Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC constitute some of the shortlisted organisations that were selected out of hundreds of entries for their significant contribution to the region’s top-quality projects. Companies across the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman were also honoured across numerous categories for their extensive efforts in delivering some of the GCC’s best projects.

“Project owners, contractors and consultants across the region have delivered an extremely successful portfolio of projects amidst challenging economic conditions. The shortlisted companies have demonstrated ambition and innovation, and have achieved brilliance across architecture, engineering and construction.  We are thrilled to recognise the organisations that have been shortlisted and given National Winner status, and congratulate all the individuals and teams that have contributed to delivering these exciting projects that drive development in the region,” said MEED editorial director Richard Thompson.

The 88 shortlisted projects will go through a second round of judging before the winners are announced on 10 June. 

“We are delighted to be a part of MEED’s tenth year of recognising the very best projects in the region. The MEED Project Awards truly represent a diverse range of sectors, encompassing everything from travel and tourism, to oil and gas, as well as digital architecture. The many companies that have been shortlisted as part of this year’s awards are a testament to the originality, variety and technical achievement of the GCC’s project market,” said Mohammad Al Shouli, Managing Director and Head of Contracting Finance at Mashreq Bank.

Overall winners will be awarded at a gala dinner ceremony, hosted on 10thof June 2020 at Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai.

The complete list of shortlisted companies by country includes:

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