Muscat: Construction Week, the region's leading publication for the construction industry, conducted its second annual Construction Week Awards – Oman, at an awards ceremony here yesterday.
The Construction Week Awards were first introduced in Dubai, UAE in 2004 and has since grown to have ceremonies in Qatar, Saudi Arabia — and since last year in Oman. Companies and individuals in the construction sector were honoured in 12 separate categories on the night and will now be entered into the running for the illustrious titles to be won at the overall Construction Week Awards in Dubai in December, said a press release.
Big winners on the night included Bahwan Contracting Company who won the most sought-after Contractor of the Year title for its work in the country for the past 12 months.Other winners were Carillion Alawi for Overall Project of the Year, winning for Majlis Oman and Atkins who picked up the Consultant of the Year award.
"We are very happy to bring the Construction Week Awards back to Oman," said Walid Akawi, chief executive of ITP Business Publishing — publishers of Construction Week.
December 11 event
"The country has such a unique landscape and character which makes the judging of the awards quite different to our Dubai, Saudi Arabia or Qatar instalments, where skyscrapers tend to dominate the skyline. However, Oman has seen some important projects delivered in recent years, and with many more in the pipeline, we only see the growth of the Construction Week Awards in Oman in the years to come." The Construction Week Awards – Oman were supported by FAMCO as gold sponsors, Al Hassan Engineering and Towell Construction as silver sponsors, Bahwan Engineering, Al Watanyiah United Engineering and Hill International as category sponsors and Hewlett, Carillion Alawi and Galfar Engineering as associate sponsors. Exhibition organisers Al Nimr Expo were also an appreciated local partner for the event.
The Construction Week Awards ceremony in Dubai will recognise the best industry achievements, not just in the country, but the entire region when the industry gathers at the awards on December 11.