For the 11th year of its Global Best Projects competition, ENR invited industry veterans to examine and analyze safety performance, innovations, teamwork and overcoming design and construction challenges. A record number of entries from around the world, representing a variety of sectors, were received for the program, which recognizes project teams behind outstanding recently completed design and construction efforts, located anywhere.
Winners this year include 31 projects in 23 different nations on every continent except Antarctica. These outstanding examples show the risks, rewards and hurdles overcome when designing and building internationally. All selected projects will be spotlighted in more detail in the Dec. 11 issue of ENR. In addition, that special issue will name the Global Best Project winner that has earned the coveted title of 2023 Global Project of the Year.
No project submitted could participate if it had any construction-related fatalities, and workn had to be complete between January 2022 and May 2023.
Contest judges are Michael Cannon at KHS&S Contractors, Joe Cazares of Jacobs, Chris Heger, retired from OAC, Lucas Lacitou with Shikun & Binui Concessions USA Inc., Tim McManus with TCMcManus Consulting, Patrick Natale of the United Engineering Foundation, William O'Donnell at DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Irena Savakova from Leo A Daly, Fernando Vara at ACCIONA and David White with Watercare Services Ltd.
Any judge with a conflict of interest in any particular category was assigned to a different category. The panel had discretion to designate top selections as Global Best Projects winners in a variety of categories, and could choose Award of Merit winners as warranted. Learn more about the judges in the Dec. 11 issue of ENR.
This year, everyone worldwide has a chance to learn more about these global construction achievements and connect with teams behind the projects at ENR's virtual awards event. Best of all, there is no fee to attend. To learn more about the Global Best Projects awards presentation on Dec. 19, please visit www.enr.com/global-best-projects or directly register for free here.
Best Project: Nassau Cruise Port Development Project, located in Nassau, Bahamas. Submitted by ENKA İNŞAAT ve SANAYİ A.Ş.
Award of Merit: First Three Berths and Associated Infrastructure, located in Lamu, Kenya. Submitted by China Communications Construction Co.
Best Project: 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, located in Çanakkale, Türkiye. Submitted by Canakkale Motorway and Bridge Construction Investment and Operation Inc.
Award of Merit: Construction of the Bridge Mainland-Pelješac with Access Roads, located in Klek, Croatia. Submitted by China Communications Construction Co.
Best Project: The Grand Egyptian Museum, located in Giza, Egypt. Submitted by Orascom Construction and Hill International
Award of Merit: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, located in Kelowna, Canada. Submitted by StructureCraft
Best Project: Ecopark Daesung International School, located in Hung Yen, Vietnam. Submitted by Turner International
Award of Merit: New College of Law – Qatar University, located in Doha, Qatar. Submitted by Khatib & Alami
Best Project: East Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant Extension - Phase 2, located in Alexandria, Egypt. Submitted by The Arab Contractors
Best Project: Central Vista - New Parliament Building, located in New Delhi, India. Submitted by Tata Projects
Award of Merit: New U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey, located in Ankara, Türkiye. Submitted by BL Harbert International
Best Project: Health Centers in the City of Belo Horizonte, located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Submitted by OEC (Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção)
Award of Merit: Ahl Masr Trauma and Burn Hospital, located in Cairo, Egypt. Submitted by Orascom Construction
Award of Merit: Normalización Hospital Provincial de Curicó, located in Curicó, Chile. Submitted by OHLA
Best Project: INVISTA Nylon 6,6 Phase III China ADN Project, located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), Shanghai, China, China (Mainland). Submitted by Fluor Enterprises
Award of Merit: Obregon Brewery Expansion, located in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Submitted by Gilbane Alberici Construcciones Mexico
Best Project: Surbana Jurong Campus, located in Singapore, Singapore. Submitted by Safdie Architects
Best Project: Produced Water 2 (PW2) Facility Project, located in Basra, Iraq. Submitted by ENKA İNŞAAT ve SANAYİ A.Ş.
Award of Merit: Tripoli West 671 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant Project, located in Tripoli, Libya. Submitted by ENKA İNŞAAT ve SANAYİ A.Ş.
Best Project: EPC SKI (FOLLOLINE), located in Ski (Norway), Norway. Submitted by OHLA
Award of Merit: Springfield Central Station Park‘n’Ride, located in Springfield, Australia. Submitted by GHD
Best Project: Al Salamlek Palace, located in Alexandira, Egypt. Submitted by Hassan Allam Holding
Award of Merit: Completion of renovation, restoration and refurbishment of Palazzo dei Diamanti, located in Ferrara, Italy. Submitted by 3ti progetti
Best Project: Atlantis The Royal Resort and Residences, located in Dubai, UAE. Submitted by WSP
Best Project: Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road, located in Tlicho Region, Canada. Submitted by Kiewit
Award of Merit: Americo Vespucio Oriente I Highway, located in Santiago de Chile, Chile. Submitted by OHLA
Award of Merit: Sixth Road - Coastal Highway Upgrading Project, from Hope Creek to La Democracia, Belize. Submitted by Politecnica Ingegneria ed Architettura S.C.
Best Project: Boulevard World, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Submitted by Khatib & Alami
Award of Merit: Rogers Centre Renovations Phase I, located in Toronto, Canada. Submitted by PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Best Project: New Delta Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in El-Dabaa Corridor, Egypt. Submitted by Khatib & Alami and the joint venture of The Arab Contractors, Metito, Orascom Construction and Hassan Allam Construction
Award of Merit: New Mansoura Desalination Plant, located in Cairo, Egypt. Submitted by Hassan Allam Holding