DSI unit wins big Abu Dhabi contract
Dubai, March 22, 2010
Dubai-based MEP specialist Drake & Scull International said its subsidiary has been awarded the entire utilities development works at the residential compound located in Khalifa A City, Abu Dhabi.
Drake & Scull Water and Power (DSWP) said the company was awarded the district cooling works at the same compound, and will now begin relevant infrastructure works that include sewer lines, irrigation, telecommunications services, fire fighting, sub stations, and all related civil works such as roads and paving.
“This contract win marks the eighth for DSI in 2010, bringing the total value of the projects awarded to date to Dh1 billion ($272.2 million). Reaching such a milestone so early in the year has exceeded our expectations,” said Khaldoun Tabari, CEO and vice chairman of DSI.
“These results are a testament to our progressive growth strategy and such achievements assure us that we are on the right path with our plans for 2010,” he explained.
DSWP has its headquarters based in the UAE, and has undertaken projects across the Mena region in countries such as Sudan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Their engineering specialities include district cooling, water, wastewater and sludge treatment, telecommunications and power infrastructure, and oil and gas infrastructure.
Tawfiq Abu Soud, executive director of DSWP, said, “One of the motivating factors for us in deciding to form a business stream dedicated to managing and controlling Infrastructure, Water and Power works was the surety that we would continuously have a demand in the market to cater to – this has indeed been the case till now due to the non diminishing demand for water and power, the basic elements needed in any community.”
“DSWP has built up a considerable technical and commercial solutions background in this market, and we seek to invest in developing our resource capabilities to ensure that we are able to offer world class solutions to our clients”, Abu Soud added.-TradeArabia News Service