- ECC Group Chairman, Hatem Farah is recognized for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hatem Farah, Chairman and Founder of the ECC Group of companies, was recently recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Construction Innovation Awards ceremony. The accolade identifies Mr. Hatem’s longstanding contributions towards the regional construction industry throughout his 46-year career. Engineering Contracting Company (ECC), established in 1975, announced a steady increase in revenue, an average percentage of 39% per year from 2015 to 2017.
Kamal Farah, Director of ECC Group and CEO of Abanos, commented: “I am humbled to receive this award on behalf of the Chairman, who built ECC Group to its current size, with one vision in mind; to be one the best and most diversified contracting companies in the region, delivering to the highest of standards with integrity. Reputation is one of the fundamental pillars of ECC, one we strictly abide by on all our projects, which has resulted in the outstanding contributions of many employees over the years, cultivating and sustaining the high standards to which we operate.”
Hatem Farah began his career in the UAE in 1972, and in 1975 established his first enterprise, Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC), alongside his lifetime colleague Mr Khodr Aldah, General Director of ECC Group. ECC steadily grew over the next four decades at a sustainable-rate, organically, creating a flexible business model to provide a comprehensive solution to their clients. The associated companies were established every decade thereafter that includes Abanos, Aurora, Prime Metal Industries, United Masters, CoreServ, Prime Ready Mix, ECC Renovations, SECC, and CECC, evolving into a contracting powerhouse of over 9,000 skilled professionals.
ECC Group is responsible for over thousands of iconic projects across the UAE, contributing greatly over the years to the ever-evolving Dubai skyline and surrounding areas. The first landmark project that ECC worked on was the restoration of the iconic Deira Clocktower, completed in 1993. The Group has also delivered the interiors of Giorgio Armani’s Atmosphere restaurants on level 122 of the Burj Khalifa, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Etihad Museum, Dubai Design District D3, the Dubai Frame, the Springs, Emirates Flight Catering, Dubai Wharf, Hyati Residence to name a few.
Aurora Real Estate Development, associated company of ECC Group, was also recognized in the ‘Residential Project of the Year’ category for their recent milestone project, Hyati Residence.
Engineering Contracting Company (ECC LLC) was established in 1975 by Mr. Hatem Farah, Chairman of ECC Group, in response to the need for a quality service-oriented civil engineering and construction company in the UAE market and the Gulf region.
ECC is one of the most established and diverse contracting companies in the region; offering unified construction services through its integration with the ECC Group. With a track-record of innovative and challenging projects, it is able to deliver dynamic solutions to its clients at all stages of construction.
Over the years, ECC has built a reputation that is not only associated with quality, but also of integrity, efficiency and speed, and has grown in terms of manpower and machinery, with a current size of over 9,000 dedicated and highly qualified professionals.
As one of the UAE’s market leaders in providing engineering solutions, ECC is known for providing unique design and build solutions. Completed, managed, as well as ongoing projects include (but are not limited to) Hospitality, Residential, Commercial, Historical, Educational, Institutional, Industrial, Healthcare, Leisure and Retail.
ECC clients, to name a few, include: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), The Ruler’s Office, Dubai Municipality, Emirates Tele-Communications Corp. (Etisalat), Dubai Properties, Emaar Properties, Nshama, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Union Properties, Dubai Festival City (DFC), Deyaar, Damac, Zayed University, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
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