Chinese infrastructure dominates shortlist for 2014 FIDIC project awards

Just one UK infrastructure project has made it to the shortlist for the 2014 International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Awards for outstanding major projects.

Mott MacDonald’s mammoth £300M Cleaner Seas for Sussex sewerage upgrade project for Southern Water is the only UK project on the 26 strong shortlist which this year is dominated by major infrastructure projects in China.

However, other UK firms are represented on the list of outstanding global projects this year, including Parsons Brinckerhoff and Arup on the shortlist for their joint venture work on Brisbane’s Airport Link in Australia, Parsons Brinckerhoff with SMEC Australia for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Project in Brisbane and WSP Group for the Hearst Headquarters in New York.

In addition many other UK firms have been involved in the global projects shortlisted such as AECOM which was design consultant on China's Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge - the world’s first long-span, three-pylon suspension bridge (pictured).

The awards recognise outstanding projects that support and promote the aims of the Federation which are to promote the use of international FIDIC best practice and resources to achieve quality projects that help world economies and communities to develop. 

Eight Chinese projects made the shortlist, with six coming from the USA and three from Australia and Spain.

Winners will be revealed during the FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference in Rio de Janeiro at a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at the Copacabana Palace of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The shortlist: 

  • Australia: Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Dinmore to Goodna Project - Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) and SMEC Australia (SMEC)
  • Australia: Airport Link, Northern Busway and Airport Roundabout Upgrade Project - Parsons Brinckerhoff and Arup
  • Australia: One One One Eagle Street - Arup Australia
  • Brazil: Tucuruí Locks System: Studies, Preliminary and Final Design and Technical Assistance - Engecorps Engenharia S.A - Grupo TYPSA
  • China: Xi’an Metro Line 2 - China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Co., Ltd.
  • China: Hangzhou Bay Bridge - CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd.
  • China: Taizhou Yangtze River Highway Bridge - Jiangsu Province Communications Planning and Design Institute Limited Company, CREC Bridge Survey and Design Institute Group Co., Ltd. & Tongji University Architectural Design Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • China: Megaton Ethylene Project of Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery & Chemical Company (ZRCC) - China International Engineering Consulting Corporation & Sinopec Engineering Incorporation
  • China: The First Line of West-East Gas Transportation Pipelines - China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation, China Petroleum Co.,Ltd Southwest company, Petrochina Planning and Engineering Institute, CNPC PetroAdvisory Co., Ltd. & China International Engineering Consulting Corporation
  • China: Shuibuya Hydropower Project - Changjiang Institute of Survey, Planning, Design and Research
  • China: Zhengzhou Rail-cum-Road Yellow River Bridge on Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway - China Railway Major Bridge Reconnaissance & Design Institute Co., Ltd. & The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation (TSDI)
  • China: Taihang Mountain Extra-Long Tunnel Group of Shijiazhuang -Taiyuan High Speed Railway Project - The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation (TSDI)
  • France: La Caserne Dam on the Couesnon River - BRL Ingénierie - Luc Weizmann Architecte - SPRETEC – ANTEA
  • France: Jacques Chaban-Delmas vertical lift Bridge - Egis Jmi – France
  • Portugal: Braga Municipal Stadium - PROAFA - Serviços de Engenharia, SA (AFACONSULT)
  • Spain: Cerro Prieto. PV Technology Evaluation Plant - Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, S.A.U.
  • Spain: Madrid M-30 M-RÍOAcciona Ingenería S.A - GINPROSA Ingeniería S.L. - TÉCNICA Y PROYECTOS S.A. (TYPSA) - INTECSA-INARSA S.A.
  • Spain: Ciudad Grupo Santander - Santander Group City - TÉCNICA Y PROYECTOS, S.A. (TYPSA)
  • Turkey: Konya Science Center - Icosa Systems - Endeco Engineering Design Consultancy Co.
  • UK: Cleaner Seas for Sussex - Mott MacDonald
  • USA: Rion-Antiron Bridge - An Ode to Poseidon - Langan International, LLC
  • USA: Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (MPLD) - MWH Global, Inc
  • USA: Hearst Headquarters: WSP Group Inc.
  • USA: Mokelumme River Project - GHD Inc.
  • USA: Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier Project - Tetra Tech
  • USA: Central Link Section 710: Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels - Hatch Mott MacDonald 

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