MEP firms Efeco, Voltas in CW Awards 2018's sub-contractor shortlist

Both firms will go up against equally successful peers such as ALEC Fitout and Al Shirawi Contracting

Top Dubai MEP companies such as Efeco and Voltas are shortlisted within Construction Week Awards 2018's Sub-contractor of the Year category [representational image].
Top Dubai MEP companies such as Efeco and Voltas are shortlisted within Construction Week Awards 2018's Sub-contractor of the Year category [representational image].

Top mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) companies from the UAE and beyond have been shortlisted for Construction Week Awards 2018’s Sub-contractor of the Year category. Among these firms are Dubai Financial Market-listed Arabtec Holding’s Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (Efeco) and India-headquartered Voltas.

Efeco and Voltas are in a category that also includes UAE construction heavyweight Al Shirawi Contracting Company; ALEC Fitout; Depa Interiors; and Hard Precast Building Systems (HPBS), a part of UAE construction group ASGC.

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C-level bosses from both Efeco and Voltas were named within the top 10 entries of Construction Week sister title MEP Middle East’s Top 25 MEP Contractors 2018 list.

All six of the shortlisted companies have reported major contract wins and project updates in 2018. This June, Efeco, a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, announced it had won a $31.8m (AED117m) MEP contract to work on real estate giant Emaar’s Creek Horizon Plot 19 in Dubai. In the same month, Nasdaq Dubai-listed Depa Limited reported winning a $21.7m (AED81.9m) fit-out contract for a “significant transport project” in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

Al Shirawi Contracting, one of the many engineering businesses within Al Shirawi Group that is led by chief executive officer Navin Valrani, has also had a successful run in 2018. By May 2019, among the local projects that Al Shirawi Group’s construction companies will complete include a waterproofing contract for Emaar’s Il Primo and Address Residences at Dubai’s Opera District. Al Shirawi Contracting will deliver this contract. 

ALEC Fitout has been similarly busy in 2018, with projects such as Drift Restaurant & Beach Club, Bvlgari Resort’s spa, Galvins Restaurant, and Marina Gate’s Tower 1 in Dubai. In the portfolio of HPBS, meanwhile, are Dubai construction and real estate projects that have been in the news for much of 2018, such as The Opus, Green Community – Motor City Expansion, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Palm Tower hotel and residences, Expo 2020 Dubai, Deira Islands, Dubai Arena, Hayat Townhouses, and Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3).

READ: Meet the Middle East experts judging CW Awards 2018

Construction Week Awards 2018 is the 14th iteration of the Middle Eastern construction industry’s foremost awards show. The winners of this year’s event will be named at a gala ceremony that will be held at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel on 4 December, 2018. Among the judges confirmed for the event in 2018 are Reed Smith’s Sachin Kerur and Damac Properties’ Mohammed Tahaineh. A limited number of seats are still available for the event, which will offer attendees the opportunity to network with hundreds of construction industry professionals from the UAE and beyond. Please email Teri Dunstan ( to secure your seat for the event now.

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