Kuwaiti Engineering firm “KEO” wins hat-trick of awards at 2013 Construction Week Qatar Awards.

KEO International Consultants swept the board at the Construction Week Qatar Awards 2013, winning three of the evening’s 11 awards.

Norman Taylor, senior project manager, won the Project Manager of the Year, with judges noting his ‘excellent leadership skills’ and praising him as ‘an advocate of cohesive working between all disciplines and levels’.

Ibrahim Jaidah, CEO of Arab Engineering Bureau, presented the award to Taylor.His colleague, Mohammed Jaber, KEO’s head of electrical engineering in Doha, beat off stiff competition to win the Engineer of the Year.

Jaber won plaudits for his commitment to the future of Qatar through the use sustainable and green initiatives, while one judge said ‘the quality of their engineering design remains outstanding.’ He was also praised by one judge for using knowledge and experience to make calculated decisions and delivering quality work.


Martin Richard-Parrot, general manager of ETA Star, one of the event’s gold sponsors, presented Jaber with the award.Linden Stephens of Hyder Consulting was highly commended by the judging panel, and was praised as having carried out sterling work and leading from the front to improve Doha’s infrastructure.

KEO wrapped up its third award of the evening in the Consultant of the Year category. Judges said the firm had stood out over the last 12 months, leading the way in Doha and supporting the local vision.Faisal Jassim sponsored the category, with its CEO Raphael Khlat presenting the award.

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