The Business Year

Omar Bahgat

QATAR - Real Estate & Construction

The Value We Deliver

Regional Manager Qatar, ECG Engineering Consultants Group

Bio

Omar Bahgat received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Cairo University. He has more than 29 years of experience, serving in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and Australia in consultancy, contracting, and client capacities.

TBY talks to Omar Bahgat, Regional Manager of ECG Engineering Consultants Group, on the Real Estate sector.

What major projects have you worked on in Qatar?

Since 2002, ECG has been working with a variety of major clients in Qatar, including the Private Engineering Office (PEO), Kahramaa, Ashghal, QP, Qatar Rail, the Supreme Committee for Legacy, Aspire Katara Hospitality, Lusail, Al Jazeera Network, as well as a number of major private clients. We have successfully delivered more than 200 projects in Qatar, including the New Naval Base in Masaeed, Banana Island, the training pitches for the FIFA 2022 scheme, the energy centers of four FIFA stadiums, Al Jazeera’s new studios, the development of station area planning and the real estate development for Qatar Rail, Lakhuya Stadium in Al Duhail, JW Marriott’s new tower in West Bay, several high-rise towers, and royal palaces in addition to a number of wastewater treatment plants, roads, healthcare centers, schools, and mosques for Ashghal.

How do you assess your position in the market, and what are your main strengths and competitive advantages?

ECG achieved business success through design excellence and leadership in the construction industry. We apply the latest quality systems in management, sustainability, HSE, and environment to the latest international standards (ISO and OHSAS). ECG is today ranked within the top global design firms according to Engineering News-Record—15th in hospitality, 16th in office buildings, 19th in education, 21st in transmission lines, and 25th in healthcare. In the end, the success of our projects is a measure of our performance; 70% of our projects come from repeat clients who appreciate the value and great service we deliver. Our design solution is tailored to suit the project and client, no matter the size of the project. Our engineers are well acquainted with national and international standards and codes of practice, in addition to having the capacity to deliver almost the full range of professional engineering services.

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