IHCC wins ‘Best Work Environment Award’ in KSA

International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC) is a turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects.
Updated 05 February 2019

IHCC wins ‘Best Work Environment Award’ in KSA

International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC), a turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects, has won the “Best Work Environment Award” in Saudi Arabia. The award introduced by “Great Place to Work” evaluates the applicants’ HR standards and practices, and their role in improving the work environments, to decide the winner in each sector. The winners are selected through a questionnaire on job satisfaction filled out by company staff. It evaluates justice, respect, pride and cooperation.

The “Best Work Environment Award” aims to identify the best working environments in local enterprises that are capable of attracting and developing national cadres of young men and women, empowering Saudi women and enhancing the efficiency of the labor market. The classification of enterprises is based on best working environments, reflecting the extent of their impact and the strength of their performance in the sector.

IHCC was chosen from 120 participating companies in all sectors of small- and medium-sized companies representing the private and public sectors as well as nonprofitable sectors.

Sultan Batterjee, CEO of IHCC, praised the staff and management of the company. “It is high time we won this prestigious award. Our primary conviction is that the role of human capital is paramount and that everyone has the opportunity to improve and develop professionally. We are proud that we have been members of IHCC team for several decades, many of us are involved at the senior management level. Our company has a workforce constituting different nationalities and sharing their opinions and experiences are an important part of our development.”

He said encouraging and rewarding the human element and maintaining a good working environment are some of the main pillars of the company’s values. 

“We believe that we are one of the most advanced entities in following these principles. I am very happy to achieve high rates in the Saudization process through which almost half of the human element is from our nation. IHCC will continue to promote this environment by developing training, career development and employment policies that motivate employees to do their best,” Batterjee added.

IHCC has more than 25 years of experience as a design-build company in the MENA region with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering turnkey solution projects. The company manages projects from inception to completion, including comprehensive feasibility studies, conceptualization, architectural and engineering design to civil and electro-mechanical construction, financing including complete procurement, equipping, furnishing and installation and operational management services.

Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019

Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.