The International Federation of Engineering Consultants (FIDIC) has granted two awards to Assystem Stup in recognition of the firm’s project management expertise on two major projects in India.

At an awards ceremony in Delhi on Friday, 17 December 2021, the international engineering body conferred an Award of Excellence for Assystem Stup’s delivery of a sustainable water supply in the Gadag district of Karnataka, as well as an Award of Merit recognising the firm’s work on the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Ashish Tandon, Managing Director, Assystem Stup, said: “We are delighted to have our engineering expertise recognised with two distinct projects that showcase the diverse range of capabilities within the Assystem Stup team.

These awards demonstrate that we are able to rise to any infrastructure engineering challenge, with our extensive experience in overseeing efficient, sustainable project development incorporating industry-leading digital solutions.”

Sustainable water supply to rural habitations

With climate change driving increasingly severe heatwaves during the summer months, water scarcity had become a major challenge for the rural Gadag district of Karnataka, which is home to more than 1.1million people.

In 2015, Assystem Stup was appointed to develop a 1500km piped water network that would supply clean water to 343 villages in the region from a nearby river reservoir utilising a modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and digital automation to audit the water quality and energy usage of the new supply system.

The firm completed the project in September 2018 and ever since the people of Gadag have been enjoying a 24/7 supply of clean water throughout the year.

Gold standard green construction of world’s largest cricket stadium

The Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium (formerly the Motera Stadium) was first constructed in 1982, and until 2015 accommodated up to 49,000 fans at international cricket games, including the ICC Champions Trophy. In October 2015, the stadium was demolished to pave the way for the construction of what would be the largest cricket stadium in the world, with a capacity of 132,000.

Assystem Stup provided technical and tender documentation services in the pre-award phase followed by project management and construction supervision including design review for this four-year mega project, which was successfully completed in February 2020 with gold certification from Indian Green Building Council. The stadium, a precast concrete spread across 63 acres, has since played host to nine international cricket fixtures.

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