CW Oman Awards 2019: Duqm Airport lands infrastructure prize

Aviation hub lauded by judges for supporting Omanisation and achieving zero accidents in 'tough environmental conditions'

Duqm Airport is CW Oman Awards 2019's Infrastructure Project of the Year.
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Duqm Airport is CW Oman Awards 2019's Infrastructure Project of the Year.

Package 3 of Duqm Airport has been named Construction Week Oman Awards 2019’s Infrastructure Project of the Year after being nominated in the category by Indian contracting giant Larsen & Toubro Oman (L&T Oman).

The critical aviation project reaped in plaudits from judges for supporting Omanisation efforts by employing hundreds of Omani staff and procuring homegrown materials wherever possible.

Judges praised L&T Oman for achieving zero accidents on the project despite “tough environmental conditions”.

With two projects in the final shortlist of three, L&T Oman had a good chance of coming out on top, with its eight-lane Batinah Expressway also shortlisted as one of the country’s best infrastructure developments.

Aecom nominated the Mazoon Dairy Company Farm, which is set to transform Oman into a net exporter of dairy produce during the next two decades, for the category.

A finalist from the three projects was selected during a glamorous black-tie ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat on Monday, 25 March, 2019.

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 were supported by platinum sponsor S&T Interiors and Contracting; gold sponsor HFW; heavy commercial vehicles partners Mohsin Haider Darwish and Ford Trucks; supporting sponsor CIOB; show partner The Big Show Oman; and intelligence sponsor ProTenders.

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