New Delhi, December 26, 2011
At the 2011 MEP Middle East Awards banquet at Address Marina Hotel in Dubai, Voltas walked away with the most prestigious honour, namely 'MEP Contractor of the Year'. The award was a tribute to Voltas' MEP services for the iconic new Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
The judges selected Voltas for its sheer ability to undertake large, complex and diverse projects across the region, involving Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health (MEP) works for several iconic developments. They were all praise for Voltas' exponential growth over the last 10 years' as a prominent player in MEP contracting in the region, and made special mention of its thorough work processes as a key factor behind its success.
Etihad Towers was also adjudged the 'Overall GCC Project of the Year', with Voltas' electro-mechanical works playing an important role in the victory. Voltas had supplied, installed, tested and commissioned MEP services for 3 towers, podiums, basement and a floating restaurant. The scope of work included HVAC, car park ventilation, high-voltage network, low and extra-low voltage systems like CCTV and DATA/TEL, water supply & sewerage, drainage, firefighting and fire suppression, and hot & cold water systems. Voltas also undertook numerous value-engineering initiatives and 'green' measures, bringing about significant savings in costs and energy usage.
It was a repeat of Voltas' success at the MEP Awards 2010, as 'MEP Contractor of the Year' for its work on the Ferrari World project (which also won the 'Overall GCC Project of the Year' honours). Said Shaukat Ali Mir, EVP & COO, Electrical & Mechanical Division, Voltas: "It was a fiercely fought contest, as always. It's a matter of great pride for Voltas to have won the highest honours two years in a row, against such formidable international competition."
Etihad Towers is the latest addition to Voltas' lengthy portfolio of electro-mechanical work for landmark developments, especially in GCC and SE Asian countries. Over several decades, Voltas has built up a history of engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning for multi-million dollar projects high in scope, scale, value and complexity. Notable recent projects include Ferrari World, F1 Grand Prix Circuit and Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi; Burj Khalifa and Mall of the Emirates in Dubai; and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, among others.
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