Recently, the winners of the ENR 2023 Global Best Projects Awards were announced by the American magazine "Engineering News-Record" (ENR). CCCC received awards for two projects. The Lamu Port Berth 1-3 Project received the Award of Merit in the Airport and Port category, and the Peljesac Bridge and its access roads in Croatia received the Award of Merit in the Bridge and Tunnel category.
ENR is one of the world's most authoritative academic journals in engineering and construction. The Global Best Projects and the Award of Excellence aim to select projects with international significance and global impact worldwide. The awards focus not only on the safety, innovation, challenges, and design and construction quality of the projects but also emphasize the diversity of the global project teams and collaboration among them. Furthermore, they consider the projects' impacts on local communities and the construction industry.
This evaluation marks the 11th global selection organized by ENR magazine, and CCCC has consistently received the awards for six consecutive years.
Lamu Port Berth 1-3 Project
The project is located within Manda Bay in Lamu County, at the northern end of the Kenyan coastline, as part of a corridor project that connects inland countries such as South Sudan and Ethiopia. Lamu Port is planned to have a total of 32 berths, and upon completion, it will significantly boost local economic and social development. The first berth of the Lamu Port was inaugurated on May 20, 2021.
Peljesac Bridge and Access Roads
The Peljesac Bridge in Croatia has received its fourth international award, following the Shortlisted Award for Infrastructure from the 2022 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), the Gustav Lindenthal Medal from the International Bridge Conference (IBC), and the Project Awards from the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).
The bridge connects the Croatian mainland to the Peljesac Peninsula, with a total length of 2440 meters and a width of 22.5 meters. It is a cable-stayed bridge with six towers. Construction commenced on July 30, 2018, and the bridge was opened to traffic on July 26, 2022. Bypassing the need to drive through a short strip of Bosnian and Herzegovina's territory when travelling between the northern and southern parts of Croatia, the bridge is of great significance for the economic and social development of the country.