December 12, 2017 – Sargent & Lundy was recently recognized as a Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering) Finalist in the inaugural ‘MEED Awards’. The firm was one of five companies shortlisted for the ‘Consultant of the Year’ designation.
MEED, formerly named Middle East Economic Digest, is a leading business intelligence publication for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), providing analysis and commentary on Middle Eastern markets, companies, people, and data on the regional projects market.
The MEED Awards recognize and honor top firms for outstanding contributions to the unprecedented infrastructure growth experienced by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) over the past six decades, which is recognized as one of the most significant economic achievements of modern times. Leading firms from across the GCC were represented at the award ceremony in Dubai on November 27.
The jury looked at how each individual company has contributed to this success through its business achievements, environmental sustainability programs, workforce culture, innovative practices, and client service in delivering the region’s ambitious projects program.
Sargent & Lundy has supported development of the power and water infrastructure across the MENA region for more than 30 years. In addition to consultancy, site support, and specialized engineering & detailed design services for the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE and multiple gas-fired power stations in Saudi Arabia, Sargent & Lundy performed as technical advisor and then Owners Engineer for the Taweelah A1 project, the first Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) in the UAE. Sargent & Lundy also advised the Egyptian government on its first round of IPP projects and supported the Moroccan government on nuclear, coal, and renewables projects. These are examples from a longer list demonstrating commitment and high-quality professional support to the region over many years.
“We’re truly honored to have our work and contributions in the GCC region recognized in such a prestigious competition and among so many admired firms,” said Sargent & Lundy Vice President & Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Branch, Kurt Neubauer.
Various award categories included Power and Water Company of the Year (Engie, Renewables), Company of the Year (ACWA Power), Energy Provider of the Year (Enviromena), Industrial Company of the Year (GE), and others.
Currently, over $2 trillion worth of active projects are in the pipeline across the GCC, according to MEED Projects data.
Image caption: (from left) Tarun Basu, Sarah Hanoun, Kurt Neubauer, and Alistair Laing attend the MEED awards ceremony to accept Sargent & Lundy’s recognition for Finalist in the Consultant of the Year category.