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MEA COMPANY OF THE YEAR (ENGINEERING / ARCHITECTURAL), DESIGN GROUP ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR, DAMODAR R. KATTI, DESIGN GROUP ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC

Design Group Engineering Consultants LLC (DGEC) is a leading Engineering Consultancy firm based in Oman, offering specialized Architectural & Engineering services, including BIM (Building Information Modelling), as well as Project Management Consultancy. With offices in the US, East Africa and India, DGEC is a wholly Omani owned consultancy led by Dr. Sadiq Al Muscati (CEng FICE CMgr FCMI MOSE MFAE), Eng. Yasser Al Lawati and Eng. Damodar R. Katti. In the ever-growing disciplines of engineering, DGEC presently offers the following services: • Architectural detailing including BIM and 3-D Modeling • Civil and Structural design – all types of structures • MEP Design • Fire Fighting Design • HVAC and Refrigeration Design • Detailed Design of Buildings • Design & Co-ordination of Ancillary Requirements • Utility Design • Tendering & Evaluation • Project Management and Commercial Close-out Having successfully delivered several projects - ranging from residential, commercial & industrial to hospitality and infrastructure projects catering to the high profile, private as well as government clients, DGEC has won several citations and accolades a few of which are: Design Group Engineering Consultants LLC Damodar R Katti Managing Director Email: damodar@dgcon.com Ruwi, MBD area, Way No. 3516, Building NO. 1287, 5th Floor, Office No. 52. Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Web: www.dgcon.com

• ‘Consultant of the Year 2012’ for involvement in the prestigious Royal Opera House for Diwan of Royal Court (DRC).  We are also working on the current Mini Royal Opera House - a 500 Seat Theatre coming up behind the Royal Opera House for DRC.   • Awarded by MEED in the National Winners category for 2015 for ‘Small Project of the Year’ for a logistics project. • Shortlisted as the finalists for ‘Construction Week Oman Awards

2016’ in three categories: Consultant of the Year, Infrastructure Project of the Year and Project Manager of the Year. • Damodar R. Katti, Managing Director, was awarded ‘Construction Executive of the year 2017’ by Construction Week Oman Awards. • Damodar R. Katti was selected as the most Trusted Founder and Managing Director for providing outstanding business services in Oman by the MEA Magazine – October 2017. • Best Engineering Consultant at 2017 Dossier Construction Infrastructure Awards & Summit, Muscat DGEC works for both the private and public sectors which include: • Land and property developers • Schools and educational institutions • Government agencies and municipalities • Building owners • Industrial and commercial companies • Hospitals & Healthcare institutions • Construction firms • Large engineering firms • Architects • Private individuals Few of our select high profile ongoing projects include (1) Indian School, Al Awabi; (2) Al Batinah International School, Sohar; (3) Aster Hospital, Bausher; (4) Sohar Flour Mills; (5) Four Points Sheraton, Uganda. DGEC plans to make a foray into Zero Energy Design Building through collaborative association with international firms. Modern day projects need to be designed and built green to reduce environmental footprint, mitigate the fallout of climate change, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Green building involves factors like renewable energy, access to mass transportation, recycling, reusing brownfield sites, reducing water consumption, using sustainable materials from local sources, and life cycle analysis.

UAE FEMALE LAWYER OF THE YEAR (ENERGY), NICOLE ISEPPI, ENGIE

Nicole is the only professional in the international legal and energy industry to date, who has worked directly in-house as a senior adviser in both the world’s largest IPP global energy company - ENGIE (formerly known as GDF Suez) and also one of the world’s largest project finance lenders - Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). She assists and advises such leading international companies in the successful delivery of their respective energy related interests, strategies and infrastructure investments. Nicole was also awarded “Global Energy Lawyer of the Year” in the International Women in Law Awards for 2017. Nicole’s career to date specialises in providing a complete advisory & project management form of service, in relation to global energy infrastructure projects. She has had substantial experience in the strategic formulation, structuring, financing, execution and operational phases of energy infrastructure projects within the IPP, IWPP, Renewable Energy and also the LNG sectors of Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and European regions for the past 17+ years and has in particular, been working within the Middle East region for past 13+ years (since 2004) and has been with ENGIE since the beginning of 2010. Nicole Iseppi ENGIE Associate Director – Strategy, Global Centralised Generation Tel: +971 4 4570622 Email: Nicole.Iseppi@engie.com Website: www.engie.com

When Nicole first joined ENGIE in 2010 she acted as the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Finance Legal for ENGIE’s South Asia, Middle East and African regions and thereafter, was also appointed to act as the Global Team Leader for ENGIE’s Structured Network for their international energy financing agreements.

Since the beginning of 2016, Nicole has now been acting as the Associate Director of Strategy for the Global Centralised Generation business of ENGIE - where she applies her in-depth energy, finance and legal industry skills & knowledge in a broader business, strategic and commercial sphere with respect to centralised generation. As a result of Nicole’s international energy and legal experience, she was appointed in 2016 as a Project Director and member of the core working committee assisting in the implementation of the global solar Terrawatt Initiative (TWI). TWI is a global independent non-profit foundation launched out of COP21, which promotes solar development. Nicole also co-leads the TWI & IRENA’s global ‘Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative’, which promotes standardising contracts to streamline the global development of solar projects and animate a high level of public & private global dialogue between core stakeholders, in an open, innovative and collaborative environment, to work out how best to achieve acceleration of solar to meet the objectives set via the “United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals’ and the “Paris Agreement’. Nicole has also worked in the past as a foreign legal practitioner in Japan and has the professional qualifications as a Solicitor in England & Wales, Practitioner of the High Court of Australia and a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. She is a regular speaker at various global finance & energy infrastructure conferences and was appointed by her peers as an official member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Power Law Committee.

ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  

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ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  

ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...