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National Winner – Power Project of the Year – Sharjah Waste to Energy Project


Sharjah Waste to Energy Project / BUTEC

National Winner at one of the region’s biggest infrastructure awards programme

Dubai, 29 September 2022 – Sharjah Waste to Energy Project has been selected as the National Winner for UAE in the Power Project category of this year’s 2022 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.

“Winning the best Power Project in UAE National Award is a great honour and recognition for what BUTEC had achieved. We have always promoted innovation and, today, we are proud to be involved in this first-of-its-kind facility in the UAE”, says Tony Hanna, General Manager, BUTEC.

This landmark project transforms waste that had been contributing to global warming and posing long-term environmental hazards, into an energy-producing fuel that frees up land, generates power, and minimizes carbon emissions – all while creating a usable by-product.

Following an extensive submission and judging process, each of the National Winners were selected on the basis of a number of factors such as technological innovation, engineering excellence, and commitment to sustainable practices.  “This year is the largest ever for the MEED Project Awards, with a record number of entries and categories underlining just how resilient the projects market community has been in the face of all the challenges over the last two years,” says Sonia Kerrigan, Group Commercial Director, MEED. “The high volume of world-class projects built on time and to budget are further evidence of the region’s dynamism and reputation as a leading centre of construction innovation and excellence.  The National Winners are a testament to the infrastructure community’s resilience, commitment to excellence and innovation”.

2022 MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq winners and finalists will now go forward to a further round of rigorous judging where an independent panel of more than 40 judges will gather to review them and select the overall MENA winners in each category to be announced at the awards ceremony. The event will culminate in the award of the prestigious Project of the Year, which in past years has included iconic projects such the Louvre Museum, the Haramain high-speed railway, and the Bahr al-Barq wastewater treatment plant in Egypt.  Commenting about the award winners this year, Arun Mathur, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Contracting Finance added “Mashreq is proud to extend its support to the MEED Projects Awards as a showcase of the region’s continued growth and commitment to excellence. It is extremely encouraging to see the resilience of the projects industry which is the back-bone of our economy even through challenging times.

Sharjah Waste to Energy Project is the National winner against its MENA rivals for the regional honours at the 2022 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq



Since its foundation over 55 years ago, BUTEC has steadfastly built on its position as a leading contractor in the MENA and GCC regions in the fields of construction, engineering, logistics, and related services.  Bringing international standards to local markets is the key factor that has underpinned BUTEC’s status as the local contractor of choice. Solid expertise, an innovative approach, and a focus on client satisfaction also continue to be integral to BUTEC’s long-term success and its ability to distinguish itself in a competitive market.

Today from its branches across the Middle East, North Africa, and the GCC, BUTEC offers its clientele unparalleled services, deftly mobilizing resources on time and within budget for each project while implementing a tailor-made approach that blends technical know-how with creative solutions for optimal results.

BUTEC’s latest acquisition of 17 energy services companies based in 15 countries across Africa, previously owned by the energy global player ENGIE Group, stems from the strategic decision taken by BUTEC Group to expand in Africa the geographic footprint of its second core business line: multi-technical services allowing BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives, whose expertise will strengthen the company’s Energy Services activities, through key synergies.

For further information about BUTEC, please contact: Rachelle Jamous

Press Contact

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About MEED

MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine, more than 30 C-level executive conferences and summits hosted by MEED Events, the MEED Quality Awards for Projects and two high-value content businesses, MEED Projects and MEED Insight. MEED Projects is the Middle East’s premium project tracking database and MEED Insight offers tailored research and in-depth analysis.  Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. Attracting a key senior management audience through its content and activities, MEED is a media brand and publication that covers a spectrum of services that inform.

For further information about MEED, please contact: Vignesh Satyarajan

Marketing Executive



About Mashreq:

Established in 1967, Mashreq is the oldest privately held Bank in the UAE with award winning financial solutions and services. Throughout its 50 years’ history, Mashreq has differentiated itself through innovative financial solutions, making it possible for its customers to achieve their aspirations. Today, Mashreq has a significant presence in 11 countries outside the UAE with 21 overseas branches and offices across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.  Mashreq launched its new Vision and Mission recently, outlining its commitment towards its clients, colleagues and the community. In line with its new Vision to be the region’s most progressive bank, Mashreq leverages its leadership position in the banking industry to enable innovative possibilities and solutions for its customers across Corporate, Retail, International, Treasury and Islamic Banking. Mashreq is proud to be the first financial institution in the UAE to be awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for four consecutive years from 2014-2017. Mashreq also continues to invest in recruiting, training and developing future generations of UAE National bankers.

For further information about Mashreq, please contact:

Rana AlBorno

Public Relations and CSR Manager

Tel: 00971 (0) 4 6083703



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