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Awards and recognition

Biwater has received four prestigious Queen’s Awards for excellence in engineering and innovation, presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, while also recording an impressive list of international water and project finance awards.

Recent finance awards:

  • Most recently, Biwater was awarded two Deal of the Year awards for the development works deal signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government and UK Export Finance in 2016
  • The loan was the first use by the KRG of the Law To Raise Funds Through Borrowing by The Kurdistan Region, number (7) of 2015
  • Global Trade Review summarised the deal’s achievements by saying, “The deal doesn’t just have tremendous, long-lasting environmental and humanitarian implications: being the first loan entered into by the Kurdistan regional government under its debt law, it sets a precedent for future borrowing and demonstrates that the regional government is able to borrow in its own name” (Global Trade Review Best Deals 2016)
  • Trade & Forfaiting Review noted that, “The TFR Awards commend the brave, to the complex, to the persistent and the innovative, as well as deals completed in the face of serious challenges” (Trade & Forfaiting Review ECA Highly Commended Deals of 2016)

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Recent international water awards:

  • Biwater received Water Company of the Year (Distinction) and Wastewater Project of the Year (Distinction) at the 2016 Global Water Awards
  • The top awards were presented by Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico and Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Global Water Intelligence highlighted, “Biwater’s export finance connections and in-house negotiating skills have enabled it to carve out a unique role as a deal broker” (Water Company of the Year Category | Global Water Intelligence Issue February 2016)
  • Biwater’s major wastewater treatment project in Hong Kong (Stage 2A Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, Stonecutters Islands) was recognised for, “The neat dovetailing of the numerous infrastructure components reflects a uniquely holistic and forward-thinking approach to municipal wastewater and environmental management” (GWI Issue: February 2016).
  • (Wastewater Project of the Year Category | Global Water Intelligence Issue February 2016)

Other significant awards: