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ODEBRECHT wins Global Engineering Award

Accra. July 21, GNA – Odebrecht Engineering & Construction International, a global construction and engineering firm, has won the world acclaimed Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) award.

Accra. July 21, GNA – Odebrecht Engineering & Construction International, a global construction and engineering firm, has won the world acclaimed Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) award.

The Award of Merit in the Airport/Port and Power/Industrial Categories of the 2016 Annual Global Best Projects Competition, was won with the company’s Nacala International Airport construction in Nacala, Mozambique and the Etileno XXI, located in Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico.

A statement in Accra signed by David Odoi Anim, Communications and Image Officer of Odebrecht, copied to the Ghana news Agency, said the company was constructing the Lots 5 & 6 of the Eastern Corridor Road in northern Ghana.

Mr Scott Blair, Regions Editor, ENR California, said: “The contest joins ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions in identifying and honoring project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year. Industry veterans selected 23 projects from 15 different countries and five continents as outstanding examples of the risks and rewards, and the hurdles of designing and building internationally.”

The statement said the 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 a 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 garnered other international awards. In 2015, it won the DuPont Global Safety Award with the highest score ever in the award’s history.

Odebrecht Engineering & Construction International is a global Brazilian origin organization with over 70 years’ experience.

The company is present in five continents and its expertise lies in business in engineering & construction industry and development of infrastructural projects.

Odebrecht’s global operations have helped promote basic education and professional qualification for the job market, engender productive initiatives that generate job and income opportunities, improve the quality of community life and sustainable territorial development among others.
 

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