Thirty projects selected for international merit award

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Projects from across 14 different countries selected by experts for their social, economic and environmental impact on life around the world

Ten judges from around the world have chosen thirty projects from fourteen countries using elevated criteria to be given an Award of Merit for their contributions to the quality of life around the world. 

The Awards, issued as part of the annual FIDIC Project Awards, showcase, reward and promote the achievements and successes of consulting engineering firms and their clients, and the important social, economic and environmental impact they have.

Commenting on the list of thirty, the chair of the judging panel made up of ten past presidents of FIDIC, William Howard, said: “The chosen projects reflect the excellence of the work of consulting engineers and the value that the whole engineering, construction and infrastructure industry brings to society by delivering world-class projects that make such a positive difference to people’s lives.” 

After considering all the awards submissions and identifying 30 projects for the Award of Merit, the judges also identified 16 for an Award of Excellence – the highest status of projects that FIDIC bestows. Those sixteen will be revealed and celebrated, alongside the full thirty Award of Merit projects at a gala dinner and awards ceremony during the Global Infrastructure Conference in Singapore in September. 

FIDIC CEO, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, commented: “The FIDIC past presidents who made up this year’s judging panel have done a fantastic job and thanks is due to each and every one of them for all their hard work. I am delighted that FIDIC is once again recognising brilliant engineering work with its Project Awards and I cannot wait to celebrate with all winners of the Awards of Merit during the FIDIC Global infrastructure Conference in Singapore in September.” 

The countries with projects receiving awards are Australia, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Ireland, Mozambique, Philippines, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, United States and Vietnam.

The gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place on 12 September during the two-day Global Infrastructure Conference in Singapore

Award of Merit project winners by country: 

Boola Katitjin | Murdoch University

Okavango River Bridge in Mohembo Village 

Blatchford Neighbourhood District Energy System – Phase 1 
Pilot plant for sustainable aviation fuel 
Responding to the Iqaluit Water Crisis 

Baihetan Hydropower Station on Jinsha River 
Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant Unit 5 & 6  
Hangzhou West Railway Station Transportation Hub 
Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway
Inter-city Rail Transit Project of Jinhua – Yiwu – Dongyang Region
Ji’nan Rail Transit Line 3 Phase I Project
Lvzhijiang Bridge 
Nanning Rail Transit Metro Line 5 Phase I   
Tibet Laluo Water Conservancy Project and the Irrigation Area 

Pelješac Bridge 

CERN, the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) – Point 5 
Execution of the reconnaissance works of Saint-Martin-la-Porte 4 [SMP4] 

Lee Road Water Treatment Plant 

Chicken Market

Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)
Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment of a UNESCO World Heritage City  

Jurong Island Biodiversity Pond 
Punggol Northshore District & Northshore Plaza 

Berbera Port Project and Economic Free zone

South Korea:
Aphae-Amtae Road Construction Project of National Road 2 (Section No.2), Appellation: Cheonsa Grand Bridge  

City of Billings Nutrient Upgrade, Expansion and Improvements 
Cutter Lateral Water Supply Project  
Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, Phase 1 Site Development
I-74 Corridor over the Mississippi River

Van Don – Mong Cai expressway Project