Odebrecht wins global engineering awardWritten by admin , August 3rd, 2016 // EPC Engineering
Engineering & Construction International, a global organisation of Brazilian origin with expertise in construction and engineering, has won the US-based Engineering News-Record’s Award of Merit in the Airport/Port and Power/Industrial Categories of the 2016 Annual Global Best Projects Competition.
The Nacala International Airport construction in Nacala, Mozambique and the Etileno XXI, located in Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico were projects undertaken by Odebrecht, won the awards.
In Ghana, Odebrecht is constructing the Lots Five and Six of the Eastern Corridor Road in Northern Ghana.
The Regions Editor, ENR California, Mr Scott Blair, explained: “It’s my pleasure to announce the winners of ENR’s 4th annual Global Best Projects competition. The contest joins ENR’s successful regional and national US competitions in identifying and honouring the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year. Industry veterans selected 23 projects hailing from 15 different countries and five continents as outstanding examples of the risks and rewards, and the hurdles of designing and building internationally.”
Criteria for the Awards Selection include: safety performance, innovations, challenges, design and construction quality, diversity of global project teams, benefit to the local community and the local construction industry.
According to Danilo Trinchao, in charge of People, Planning and Finance at Odebrecht in Ghana: “The Nacala Airport Project is the only construction project awarded in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The award is in recognition of the efforts and dedication of the Odebrecht teams that managed to stay focused on the project’s key goals and to overcome a series of challenges with cohesion, competence and creativity. This allows us to deliver projects with innovative solutions and an excellent balance of quality, safety and performance, while improving the livelihood of people and society through job creation, knowledge transfer and economic activities, as we are doing in Ghana, on the Eastern Corridor Road project.”
Of the 23 selected projects globally, two are from Odebrecht: the Ethylene XXI Petrochemical Complex Project in Mexico in the Industrial category, and Nacala International Airport in Mozambique in the airport category. The Ethylene XXI Project has already won other international awards. In 2015, it won the DuPont Global Safety Award with the highest score ever in the award’s history.
Odebrecht has over 70 years’ experience and is present in five continents with expertise in diversified business in Engineering & Construction, Industry and development of infrastructure projects.