MEP Awards 2015: Ramboll wins Electrical Project
Ramboll, who collected the Electrical Project of the Year award, was praised for its work on Corniche Towers Jeddah in Saudi Arabia
Ramboll won the Electrical Project of the Year award for its work on Corniche Towers Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The firm was singled out by judges for overcoming design challenges to deliver an innovative MEP solution in compatibility with existing services both on time and in budget.
Ramboll said the biggest challenge for the electrical design was to keep the electrical load within the allocated limits without any compromise on the client’s aspiration.
The initial design load was 35 MVA whereas the allocated load as per authority as 25MVA. This big difference in the load was the key hindrance factor for project success.
The design engineers sought the most creative cost effective and energy efficient MEP design solutions and worked in a fully integrated manner to ensure these aspirations were achieved. The team studied the trade-offs between electrical power requirements and water demands for the main chiller plant offering the ultimate solution of water cooled HV chillers.
M Imran Siddiqui, senior electrical engineer, said: “Winning this award gives me a fantastic feeling, especially as it was such a large project. The recognition credits the hard work of all those involved. For the near future we have projects in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar amongst others. We feel we have a strong client base and we are getting a lot of repeat work, so that shows our clients are happy with what we are doing.”
Ramboll was presented with the trophy at the 2015 MEP Middle East Awards held on Wednesday 18 November at the Park Hyatt in Dubai.
The other shortlisted projects were: substations and control Centres (Arabian MEP Contracting); Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital (Sensaire Services); and ADEC Future School project (KEO International Consultants).
An independent panel of judges six judges (with MEP Middle East having the deciding vote in the case of a tie) made up of industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector came up with the final decision in each of the 15 categories.
This year’s the event was supported by Platinum Sponsor Trimble, Gold Sponsors Famco, ALEMCO, Arcadis, SSH, and Elemecs; Silver Sponsors Betec CAD, Leminar and Rheem Manufacturing; Category Sponsors Trox, Energi People, IMI Hydronic Engineering, Faisal Jassam Trading, Beeby Anderson Recruitment (B-A-R); Entertainment Sponsor Black & White Engineering; and Social Media Sponsor Godwin Austen Johnson.