CWO Awards: Dolphin Village wins residential prize

Dolphin Village in Muscat walks away with Residential Project of the Year

Tajamal Mirza, senior general manager, Yahya Construction (centre), and Ken Mueller, chief business development office, Yahya Group Holding (right).
Tajamal Mirza, senior general manager, Yahya Construction (centre), and Ken Mueller, chief business development office, Yahya Group Holding (right).

Dolphin Village Residential Resort was named Commercial Project of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2015 held at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat on Monday.

The Yahya Group Holding development in Muscat was completed eight years ago and has achieved full occupancy. It initially started life as a labour camp in 1974.

Tajamal Mirza, senior general manager of, Yahya Construction, said: "Dolphin Village is very unique. It has three swimming pools, two gyms, a restaurant, tennis courts, squash courts – and the one thing we are proudest of is that we are holding 100% occupancy," he added. "There are 337 units that we currently have and close to 1,000 people."

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2015 were judged by an independent panel of seven judges, made up of a range of industry experts. If a judge’s company had entered a category then they didn’t evaluate that category.

A total of 13 categories were open for nomination plus a Lifetime Achievement award picked by Construction Week’s editorial team

A big thank you must go to our sponsors who helped to make the evening a great success. They include: Aecom, Famco, Oman Electromechanical Contracting, Logical Decking, CCC, Services & Trade Company, Alemco Zawawi and NAPCO.

The Construction Week Oman Award 2015 was the first of four award evenings to be holding across the GCC this year, with other events set to follow in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, before we hold our GCC finals in December.

The full list of winners is listed below, with links.

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Carillion Alawi

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Carillion Alawi

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Carillion Alawi

Engineer of the Year
Daniel Schulze-Wethmar - Hoehler + Partner

Project Manager of the Year
Gerold Bickert - Hoehler + Partner

Construction Executive of the Year
Tom Whitehead, ALEC

Infrastructure Project of the Year
Larsen & Toubro
Design & Construction of Underpasses and Flyovers along Darsait - Al Wadi Al Kabir Road

Commercial Project of the Year
The Walk - The Wave, Muscat

Hospitality Project of the Year
Atana Musandam Resort by Omran

Residential Project of the Year
Dolphin Village Residential Resort by Yahya Group Holding

Sustainable Project of the Year
Ras Al Hamra Development Project by Petroleum Development Oman

Consultant of the Year
SSH

Contractor of The Year
Towell Construction & Co

Construction Week lifetime achievement award for Oman
Simon Karam of Al Taher Group

 

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