Omran, a top-notch tourism-related development, investment and management firm in Oman, won significant honors at the Meed Quality Awards for Projects, thanks to a timely delivery of the Asian Beach Games site.
Omran started working on the game site in June of 2008, and the project was completed in only 900 days. The site was delivered to the Muscat Asian Beach Games Organizing Committee in November of 2010, which was, according to a company statement, “just on time and just on budget.”
The Oman Society of Engineers chose Omran as the winner of the ‘Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year’ award in the Sultanate, a part of the provincial finals for the yearly Meed award competition.
The company came out on top of numerous other projects from within the Sultanate, winning the category for delivering Al-Musannah Sports City. The city is the site of the second Asian Beach Games.
The Meed Award nominees must demonstrate outstanding achievements in economic and and social master-planning, architecture, design, engineering construction and sustainability. The chosen projects are evaluated by a team of professionals who represent the Society of Engineers of each GCC country.
CEO of Omran, Wael Bin Ahmed Al Lawati, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Omran and reflects years of commitment and hard work poured into this project by our in-house delivery team and our many partners, including the main contractor Larson & Toubro.”
“We are particularly proud of our project safety record, which saw more than 2,500 workers complete 12 million man hours without lost time incident (LTI), and the positive impact made to local communities,” he continued.
Since the games, the said site has hosted residential, commercial and tourist visitors. Based on Oman’s first marina hotel, the facilities include residential apartments, a 4-star hotel, numerous restaurants, meeting and conference halls, and media and business centers. More than 200 jobs were created along with this facility, while the company worked with Injaz Oman on training programs for 2,000 students, in order to prepare them for jobs in the private sector.
Lawati said: “Winning this award also reflects the sound project management processes we have in place for all our projects, including health and safety, sustainable development and responsible tourism practices. This stand us in a good stead for the development of all our future projects throughout Oman.”