DUBLIN and LONDON — Louis Berger’s Anthony O’Neill has been presented with Engineers Ireland’s 2016 International Engineer of the Year award for his work on the Serbian E75 highway. O’Neill serves as team leader and chief resident engineer on this challenging project.

Anthony O’Neill with his International Engineer of the Year Award, which was presented to him by Electricity Supply Board Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty and Engineers Ireland Director General Caroline Spillane

Anthony O’Neill with his International Engineer of the Year Award, which was presented to him by Electricity Supply Board Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty and Engineers Ireland Director General Caroline Spillane

Louis Berger has been providing project management and supervision services for the modernization and upgrade of the E75 highway since 2011. The highway modernization project is of paramount importance for regional development. The opened sections are part of the Pan-European Corridor X, which runs between Salzburg, Austria and Thessaloniki, Greece, providing connections throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Last year, Louis Berger received praise from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić for its construction management expertise and the quality of service delivered.

“Our team has overcome a number of technical obstacles ranging from challenging geographical conditions such as those of the Morava River gorge to legal issues related to land expropriations,” said Slav Marjanovic, vice president and managing director for Eastern Europe. “The Morava gorge is a very rugged, mountainous area, and the river, railway line, an existing road and the new motorway are squeezed into a single narrow corridor.”

Engineers Ireland annually recognizes the achievements of members and partner organizations who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills and made a significant contribution to the engineering body of knowledge in Ireland. This year’s Excellence Awards were presented in association with the Electricity Supply Board. The award ceremony took place in early November in Dublin, Ireland.

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